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Add Eighteen Hundred Names ! 
To Your Payroll Without Cost 

One thousand, eight hundred of the livest. 
most capable motion picture showmen in 
tlie world will welcome the opportunity to 
work with you and help you out of their 
vast experience to solve your problems. 



They are Ace Exhibitors — members of the 



Managers’ Round Table Club 



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Motion Picture News 



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For particulars write , Charles E. Lewis, 
Exhibitor Chairman, Managers’ Round 
Table Club, Motion Picture News, 729 
Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 



LARRY EDMUNDS 
CINEMA BOOKSHOP INC. 
HOLLYWOOD, CA. 90028 
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HE Paramount Name and 



Trade Mark mean more 
than ever before to the public 
and to motion picture exhibi- 
tors in 1929. For seventeen 
years Paramount has stood at 
the top of the list in the Blue 
Book of Filmdom. Today this 
company is not only continuing 
to supply the world with the 
highest quality and largest 
quantity of silent dramas avail- 
able anywhere, but is demon- 
strating its leadership in J;he 
field of talking and sound pic- 
tures also. Over 35 feature 
films, either all-dialog or with 
talking and sound, are being 





released in the first six months of 
1929. Most of these hits are avail- 
able as quality silent productions also. 
In addition, 52 sound gems of enter- 
tainment in one and two reels are 
offered by Paramount. The Paramount 
Sound News has its first issue soon. 
Sound or silent, if it’s a Paramount 
Picture, it’s the best show in town — 
a fact which furnishes an infallible 
buying guide for both theatre audi- 
ences and theatre owners. 




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Tiffany-Stahl made good their promises for 1928-192 9. 

During the past year they gave to the exhibitor outstanding box 
office attractions. 



Tiffany-Stahl rightfully won their well deserved place among the 
leaders in the industry. 

Plans for 1929-1930 include silent pictures of quality and syn- 
chronized feature productions with singing and dialogue, the lead- 
ing roles being played by internationally known artists of the 
screen and stage from stories and stage productions by the foremost 
authors and dramatists. 

Tiffany-Stahl’s synchronized talking and singing pictures are 
made by R. C. A. Photophone, admittedly the best method existing 
in sound reproduction. 

The trademark "Tiffany-Tone” is a guarantee to the exhibitor 
of the best in synchronization and production. 

Tiffany Color Symphonies are the best short reel in natural color 
in sound and music ever shown on a screen and have played in the 
leading first run theatres of the United States. 



Tiffany Color Classics, non-synchronized, have also won wide 
acclaim for their beauty, story value and audience appeal. 

For 1929-1930 — Bigger Pictures — Pictures with dynamic draw- 
ing power, packed with personalities, loaded with honest box office 
value— THE BETTER ENTERTAINMENT. 



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GEORGE JESSEL 

IN HIS FIRST SINGING AND TALKING PICTURE 

“LUCKY BOY” 

The Outstanding Production of the Year 

“MARRIAGE BY CONTRACT” 

A John M. Stahl Special Production 
Featuring Patsy Ruth Miller 
Scored by Emanuel Baer 

Theme Song , “When the Right One Comes Along** 

“THE TOILERS” 

A Reginald Barker Special Production 
Featuring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Jobyna Ralston 
Score and Music by Hugo Riesenfeld 

“THE CAVALIER” 

A special synchronized production 
Featuring Richard Talmadge and Barbara Bedford 
Score and Music by Hugo Riesenfeld 
Theme Song f “My Cavalier** 



“THE RAINBOW” 

A Reginald Barker Special Production 
Featuring Dorothy Sebastian and Lawrence Gray 
Score and Music by Joseph Littau 
Theme Song, “The Song of Gold” 



“MOLLY AND ME” 

A special talking and singing production 
Starring Belle Bennett with Joe E. Brown 
Score and Music by Hugo Riesenfeld 
Theme Song, “In the Land of Make Believe” 



“MY LADY’S PAST” 

A special dialogue production 
Starring Belle Bennett with Joe E. Brown 
Score and Music by Hugo Riesenfeld 
Theme Song, “A Kiss to Remember” 

“TWO MEN AND A MAID* 

A special dialogue and sound production 
With Wm. Collier, Jr. and Alma Bennett 
Supported by Eddie Gribbon and George E. Stone 

“NEW ORLEANS” 

A Reginald Barker Special Production 

“THE MIRACLE” 

(Tentative Title) 

“MIDSTREAM” 

“WHISPERING WINDS” 

“LOVES OF SAPPHO” 

“THE YELLOW PASSPORT” 

“MARCH OF HUMANITY” 

And Other Synchronized Special Productions to Be Announced During the Year 
ALL RECORDING BY RCA PHOTOPHONE 



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10 Tiffany Color Symphonies 

In a Persian Market The Toy Shop 

The Hawaiian Love Call A Japanese Carnival 

In a Chinese Temple Garden 

5 More to Be Announced 

15 Color Classics 

Lover’s Paradise Little Vagabond 

Twinkle Toes 

Balance to Be Announced 



TIFFANY-STAHL BRANCH OFFICES 



ALBANY, N. Y. 

1046 Broadway 

ATLANTA, GA. 

154 Walton Street 

BOSTON, MASS. 

42 Piedmont Street 

BUFFALO, N. Y. 

505 Pearl Street 

CHARLOTTE, N. C. 

206 S. Poplar Street 

CHICAGO, ILL. 

806 S. Wabash Avenue 

CINCINNATI, OHIO 
Broadway Film Building 

CLEVELAND, OHIO 
Film Exchange Building 

DALLAS. TEXAS 
308 S. Harwood Street 

DENVER, COLO. 

2044 Broadway 

DETROIT, MICH. 

2310 Cass Avenue 

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 
432 N. Illinois Street 

KANSAS CITY, MO. 

113 West 18th Street 

LOS ANGELES, CAL. 
1916 S. Vermont Street 

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

195 Seventh Street 



MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 
16-18 N. Fourth Street 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

126 Meadow Street 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

409 Dryades Street 

NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. 
729 Seventh Avenue 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. 
125 S. Hudson Street 

OMAHA, NEB. 

1516 Davenport Street 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

1313 Vine Street 

PITTSBURGH, PA. 

1014 Forbes Street 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

449 Glisan Street 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

288 Turk Street 

ST. LOUIS, MO. 

3317 Olive Street 

SEATTLE, WASH. 

2417 Second Avenue 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

916 G St., N.W. 

TORONTO, ONT. 

1410 Royal Bank Building 

MONTREAL, QUE. 

12 Mayor Street 



WINNIPEG, MAN. 

Film Exchange Building 

VANCOUVER, B. C. 

1218 Burrard Street 

CALGARY, ALTA. 

212 Traders Building 

ST. JOHN, N. B. 

158 Union Street 

LONDON, ENGLAND 
99a Charing Cross Rd., 

W. C. 2 

LIVERPOOL 
Balmoral Road, Balmoral, 
Liverpool 

LEEDS 

97 Albion Street 

CARDIFF, WALES 
3 Pembroke Terrace 

MANCHESTER 
60 Victoria Street 

GLASGOW 
68 Great Clyde Street 

NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE 
19 Bath Lane 

BIRMINGHAM 
28 Severn Street 

HOME COUNTIES 
99a Charing Cross Road, 
London, W.C.2 

PARIS, FRANCE 
26 Avenue de Tokio 



TIFFANY-STAHL PRODUCTIONS, Inc. 

1540 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY 
STUDIOS: 4516 SUNSET BLVD., HOLLYWOOD, CAL. 



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RECORD OF 




THE WAY. For more than 20 of those 23 
years he has been the EXHIBITORS’ BEST 
FRIEND. And his record of achievement 
proves it. 

It was C arl Laemmle who successfully fought 
the good fight for the independents — freeing the 
industry from the yoke of the Motion Picture 
1 rust. It was Carl 1 ^aemmle who first showed 

the way TO BIGGER AND BETTER 
PICTURES huilt around the story rather than 
the star. It was Carl Laemmle who gave you 

THE FIRST GREAT SUPER PICTURES, 
hox-office winners sue has BLIND HUSBANDS 
—MERRY GO ROUND — HUNCHBACK 
OF NOTRE DAME — (the picture that is now 

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in its fifth exhibition year and cleaning up wher- 
ever it plays). It was Carl Laemmle who gave 
you THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA- 



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and THE COHENS AND KELLYS SERIES. 
It was Carl Laemmle who gave you UNCLE 
TOM’S CABIN— THE LAST WARNING 

— and all the other great pictures on this year’s 
Jewel list. It was Carl Laemmle who gave you 
THAT LIFE SAVER for the small exhibitor 
UNIVERSAL’S COMPLETE SERVICE 
CONTRACT , and it was Carl Laemmle who had 
the .oresi ght more than fifteen years ago to bring 

THE FIRST SOUND PICTURES INTO 
THESE UNITED STATES. 

And now when the industry is standing on its 
ear not knowing which way to turn for surefire 
pictures, Carl Laemmle goes along in his calm 

sure way and gives you BROADWAY 

greatest melodramatic stage hit of the century, 
and the picture of pictures — glittering, gorge- 
ous, glamourous SHOW BOAT— made from 
Ldna Ferbers best selling novel — known from 
one end of the country to the other — the 
picture that will stand for romance as long as 
romance endures. 

Yes, sir, Carl Laemmle’s <23 YEAR RECORD 
OF ACHIEVEMENT in the interests of the 
motion picture IS SOMETHING TO BE 
PROUD OF. And Universal is proud — proud 
to have Carl Laemmle for its president — proud 
of his record — proud of this year s Universal 
product and prouder still of the big things to 
come — watch Universal! 




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Famous Authors — Real Stories — Star Casts — Big Pictures — All go to make up 
“The Box-Office Twenty” for 1928-29. Here are the Titles and Authors for the 
Rayart-Built-For-The-Box-Office Program. They are divided into three groups 
as follows: 



DE LUXE 4 SPECIALS 

BUILT FOR THE BOX-OFFICE 



THE DIVINE SINNER 

With Vera Reynolds 



THE BILLIONAIRE 
With A1 St. John 

SHIPS OF THE NIGHT 

With Jacqueline Logan 



SHANGHAI ROSE 

With Mae Busch 



BEST 8 SELLERS 



THE MAN FROM 
HEADQUARTERS 

By George Bronson Howard 

SISTERS OF EVE 

By E. Phillips Oppenheim 

THE DEVIL’S 
CHAPLAIN 

By George Branson Howard 



BY FAMOUS AUTHORS 



THE TWO SISTERS 

By Virginia T. Vandewater 

THE BLACK PEARL 

By Mrs. Wilson Woodrow 



THE CITY OF 
PURPLE DREAMS 

By Edwin Baird 

HIS THIRD MASTER 

By Max Brand 

ANNE AGAINST THE 
WORLD 

By Victor Thome 



IMPERIAL 8 PHOTOPLAYS 



SWEET SIXTEEN 

With Helen Foster 

HANDCUFFED 

By Arthur Hoerl 

WHEN DREAMS 
COME TRUE 

By Victor Rousseau 



WITH BIG ALL STAR CASTS 

SOME MOTHER’S 
BOY 

By Bennett Cohen 

THE ROMANTIC 
FOOL 

By Arthur Hoerl 



BROTHERS 

By Leota Morgan 

ISLE OF LOST MEN 

With Tom Santschi 

SHOULD A GIRL 
MARRY? 

By Arthur Hoerl 



We ask the Exhibitor support for “The Box-Office Twenty” knowing that we 
are asking you to book for your Theatre the best the screen can offer in in- 
dependent photoplays. 

Rayart Pictures Corporation 

723 Seventh Avenue New York 

Foreign Distributors, Richmount Pictures, Inc. 



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Ramon 

Novart-o 



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THE 

BRIGHT 

LIGHTS! 



Lon 

Chaney 



bustev 

Ke atot 



William 

Haines 



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THE BIG 


ONES ARE M-G-M! 


Never before such a record of hits! hits! hits! 


* Asterisk Indicates Picture available with or without Sound 


OUR DANCING 
DAUGHTERS* 


Joan 

Crawford 


The greatest individual record-breaker of 
the year. Coast-to-Coast Sensation. 


EXCESS 

BAGGAGE* 


William 

Haines 


All records broken, Vendome, Nashville. 
Two weeks Capitol. N. Y. Sure-fire every- 
where. 


THE CAMERA 
MAN 


Buster 

Keaton 


Topeka, Boston, Montreal, Baltimore, etc. 
Every box-office proves it’s Buster Keaton's 
Biggest Comedy hit! 


SHOW 

PEOPLE* 


Marion Davies 
William Haines 


Records go at Hennepjn, Minneapolis 
Two weeks Capitol, N. Y Exploited like 
an election! 


THE MASKS 
of the DEVIL* 


John 

Gilbert 


Variety says: "Warfield, Frisco, ten grand 
ahead of Granada. Flappers out in force " 
Same everywhere. A Gilbert natural! 


WHITE SHADOWS 
in the SOUTH SEAS* 


Raquel Torres 
Monte Blue 


Direct from 5 months on Broadway at $2- 
Extended runs Baltimore, Chicago. Los 
Angeles. Frisco, etc 


BROTHERLY 

LOVE* 


Dane- 

Arthur 


"Best laugh-getter in months”, wires In- 
diana Theatre, Bloomingdale, Ind. It’s 
unanimous! 


WHILE THE 
CITY SLEEPS* 


Lon 

Chaney 


Rated by trade biggest Chaney in years 
Recordsmade at Buffalo, Syracuse, Boston. 
Minneapolis! 


DREAM OF 
LOVE 


Joan 

Crawford 


The "Dancing Daughters” star in a follow- 
up romance from Fred Niblo, the director 
of "Ben-Hut” 


A WOMAN 
OF AFFAIRS* 


John Gilbert 
Greta Garbo 


M. P. News says: "Excellent box-office. 
Great bet for girls and women especially.” 
Gilbert! Garbo! Gold! 


THE FLYING 
FLEET* 


Ramon 

Novarro 


Remember “The Midshipinan!” Novarro 
now in an Epic of the Air that’s money 
in the bank! 


ALIAS JIMMY 
VALENTINE* 

(Talking or Silent ) 


William 

Haines 


$2 sell-out at Astor, N. Y. Press^nd pub- 
lic love it. Great any wav you look at it 
—Talkie or Silent! 


A LADY 
OF CHANCE* 


Norma 

Shearer 


The kind of Norma Shearer role that 
makes this beautiful star top-notch with 
the fans! 



THE TIDE 
OF EMPIRE 



Renee 

Adorec 



The next Cosmopolitan following "Danc- 
ing Daughters” 

A Big One 



WEST OF 
ZANZIBAR’ 



Lon 

Chaney 



Ask for the news 
paper“Tal k i ng 
Serial Tie-up. ” 



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THE 

TRAIL 
OF ’98 

DOLORES DEL RIO 



! METRO -GOLDWYN - MAYER 






Personalities 

q re a test 

Pictures 

biqqest 

Policy 

fairest 





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GILBERT ROUND 


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CAMILLA HORN 


DON AIVARAOO 


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Educational 



Where you naturally turn for 




SILENT or 



MACK SENNETT TALKING 
COMEDIES 



They have created a sensation throughout the 
industry since the first showing of 
“The Lion’s Roar.” 



CORONET 

TALKING COMEDIES 



The smartest thing in talking comedies. 
A group of comedy playlets featuring 




EDWARD EVERETT HORTON 



DOROTHY DEVORE 
COMEDIES 

(Jack White Productions ) 

“The Beatrice Lillie of the screen 
comedy field.” — M. P. News 



RUSS FARRELL, 
AVIATOR Series 

REED HOWES sets the altitude 
record in thrillers. 



Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. 

E. W. HAMMONS, President 



TUXEDO COMEDIES 

(Jack White Productions ) 

Sophisticated fun with WALLACE LUPINO 
and other popular funmakers. 



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Member, Motion Picture Producers and Distribu- 
tors of America, Inc., Will H. Hoys, President 



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( OctuAed ) 



the best in Short Features 













with SOUND 



BIG BOY 

JUVENILE COMEDIES 

(Jack White Productions) 

“The kid is a wonder .” — Film Daily 
Public response proves it. 



MERMAID COMEDIES 

(Jack White Productions) 



LUPINO LANE COMEDIES 

LUPINO LANE has won his way to the 
top of the two-reel comedy field... and 
stands there supreme. 




After years of popularity, more 
popular than ever. With many 
old favorites and such new hits 
as MONTY COLLINS. 



IDEAL COMEDIES 

(Jack White Productions) 

That great comedy find, JERRY DREW 
amid a bevy of beauties. They can 
miss anywhere. 

CAMEO COMEDIES 

Single-reel action comedies that clic 
with the laughs every time. 

KINOGRAMS 

A NEWS REEL that for service and inte 
ligent handling of the news tops them al 




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OUR WORLD TODAY 

The Modern Screen Magazine 



Lyman H. Howe’s 

HODGE-PODGE 



New ideas, new novelty in every foe 
A sure-fire program cocktail. 




FIRST 

NATIONAL 

VlTAWww 

PICTURES 

Erm/bofitj's Hu si ness 

~ 1 929 

* 731,000 Worth of 
Story-Buys 

18 Long-Run Stage- 
Hits 

14 Fa m ous B e s t- 

Sellers an< ^ stor i es from mass 



circulation magazines 



S3 Great Popular 
Authors 

35 Leading Stars and 
Favorite Players 

GREATEST Box-, 
Office Directors 



Every new 

First \itio\al Picture 

trill be »|| 

100% viTAPAdni Picture 



Think of getting 
FIRST NATIONAL. 
Star and Story 
Value* like these — 
plus VITAPHOXE! 

• ill these Itacr 
MPI.IEOI* EE — 

“T1IB UAKKKK” — A Special 
with Milton Sills, Dorothy 
Maekaill, Hetty Compson and 
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. 

CORINNE GRIFFITH in “Sat- 
urday’s Children,” “l*aid For,” 
and 1 Other. 

RICHARD BARTliELMESS in 
“Weary River,” and 2 Others. 

BILLIE DOVE in “Heart of 
a Princess, ” “The Other 
Tomorrow.” 

“THE SQUALL”— A Special. 

MILTON SILLS and DORO- 
THY MACKAILL in “llis 
Captive Woman” — A Special. 

MILTON SILLS in “Love and 
the Devil,” “The Eagle’s 
Trail,” “The Spotter.” 

“TWO WEEKS OFF” with 
Dorothy Maekaill and Jack 
Mulhall. 

ALICE WHITE in “Hot 
Stuff,” “On the Air,” and 2 
Others. 

“THE GIRL in the GLASS 
CAGE” with Dorothy 
Maekuill. 

“PAT AND MIKE.” From 
the gripping story by 
Richard Connell. 

• M .Ha Hi/ mfiore 
Coinin'/ / 

These harr 
MUSIC and 
EFFECTS 

COLLEEN MOORE in 
“Why He Good” — A 
Special and “Early to 
Bed” (Tentative Title) 

- A Special. 

CORINNE GRIFFITH 
in “The Divine Lady” 

— A Special. 

BILLIE DOVE in “The 
Man and the Moment” 

— A Special with Rod 
La Rocque. 

“CHILDREN OF THE 
RITZ” with Dorothy 
Maekaill and Jack 
Mulhall. 



“THE HOUSE OF 
HORRORS.” 

“SEVEN FOOT- 
PRINTS TO SATAN” 
with Thelma Todd 
and Creighton Hale. 



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Objective 

To bring to the American Screen the 
fine motion pictures of other countries 




INCORPORATED 

"Photoplays made where the story’s laid” 



IMPORTERS 

of 

Selected Photoplays 

From the Lands of 
Romance Overseas 

The First and Only 

National Distibutors 
of Imported Photoplays 
Exclusively Throughout 
the United States and 
Canada 

J. D. WILLIAMS 

Executive Vice President 

Alexander Aronson Joseph S. Skirboll 

European Representative Sales Manager 

130 W. 46th St New York, U. S. A. 

Cables, “Bestfilms,” Tel. Bry. 8957-8-9 

Physical Distribution Thru 

EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES 



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The Model “L” 

PAR VO- DEBRIE 




has 

many 

features 



But — 




POSITION DURING 
EXPOSURE 



POSITION DURING FOCUS- 
SING ON GROUND GLASS 



THE OUTSTANDING ONE 

is the 

FULL-SIZE G glass D FOCUSSING DEVICE 

By simply moving displacement apparatus on top to the right, the film gate 
slides to the right taking the film with it and the ground glass comes into 
position at the aperture. The crank movement automatically locks and 
direct focussing may be done on the ground glass. 

The image is shown right side up, full size of aperture, and magnified nine 
times to assure accuracy of detail. Not only is that feature valuable when 
changing to lenses of different foci but also when using the same lens for 
various distances. Other distinctive features are : 

Pilot register pins, assuring that steadiness and perfect arrest so necessary 
for super-imposition work. Both automatic and hand dissolve. Releasing 
pressure plate — to avoid static and film scratches. 

Provision for instant attachment of electric motor. All operations visible and 
controlled from back. 

SEND FOR DESCRIPTIVE BOOKLET 

WILLOUGHBYS 

110 West 32nd St., New York, N. Y. 

U. S. and Canada Sales Agents 



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VICTORIA ALBEN 



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FEATURED IN: “THE DISTRICT DOCTOR”— “THE GIRL 
WITH THE GOLDEN EYES”— “THE DREAM-WOMAN”— 
“REDEMPTION.” 






HIGHLIGHTS: Direct descendant of John Alden, one of the 
“Pilgrims,” who, in 1620, emigrated to America on the “May- 
flower” and founded the Plymouth Colony. While visiting a 
studio she was selected by a director to play a part — this was her 
first opportunity — Excels in all outdoor sports — Holds world’s 
class record for Tuna fish catch — See biography. 



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Recent Productions: 

"QUEEN OF THE BURLESQUE,” "THE POWER OF SILENCE,” 
"REPUTATION” for Tiffany-Stahl and "THE IRON MASK,” a 
Douglas Fairbanks Production— "THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES,” 
a D. W. Griffith Production for United Artists. 

Highlights for Photoplay Editors: 

Long career on stage. Began life beneath the big top of her father — 
Billie Bennett’s circus tent. Trouped with his show at age of two. 
Became expert trapese performer. Played first dramatic lead with 
Bennett’s stock company at age of thirteen. Starred in pictures for 
Triangle company twelve years ago. Returned to New York stage 
for three seasons. Starred in "Stella Dallas,” which brought her back 
into pictures to stay. 




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A. H. Blank 

President 

A. H. Blank Theatre 
Corporation 



A H. BLANK is among the foremost 
motion picture exhibitors of the 
® United States. He has been asso- 
ciated with the industry since the earliest 
"shooting gallery” days. Born in Roumania, 
Mr. Blank at the age of nine years went 
straight to Iowa and has lived in the tall 
corn state ever since. 

A. H. Blank has invariably kept step with 
the motion picture industry since he showed 
his first picture. From boyhood, amusements 
appealed to him and back in 1898, at the 
time of the Trans-Mississippi exposition, he 
was dabbling in concessions. Variously em- 
ployed during the Winter months, the young 
Blank lived for Summertime when he made 
the rounds of the state and county fairs of 
the Middle West. 

In 1905 Mr. Blank made a serious effort 
to forget amusements and take up the call- 
ing of loans and real estate. In 1912, how- 
ever, the lure proved altogether too powerful 
and he became interested in one of Des 
Moines’ first motion picture theatres, the 
Casino. He eventually sold a half interest at 
a good profit, took a long lease on a store 
building and erected the Garden Theatre in 
the Spring of 1914. The Garden was a real 
pioneer theatre, with uniformed ushers, a 
good organ, a tiny orchestra, a real stage 
and a cooling system. 

The tremendous success of this house en- 
couraged Mr. Blank to build theatres in 
Davenport, Omaha, and thus he laid the 
foundation for the theatrical chain which 
now spreads across Iowa from East to West, 
from North to South and extends into 
Nebraska and Illinois, and which flaunts the 



well-known ad-line, "Direction A. H. Blank.” 

In 1916 Mr. Blank took his first step into 
distribution, associating himself with W. W. 
Hodkinson and S. A. Lynch in the Triangle 
Distributing Company. The same year he 
represented Selznick pictures in Iowa, Ne- 
braska, Missouri and Kansas. A year later 
he was one of the original franchise holders 
in First National Pictures, representing Iowa, 
Nebraska and Kansas. In 1920 he began his 
long service on the executive committee of 
that organization. 

Thrilling Des Moines in 1917 with the 
handsome Des Moines Theatre, Mr. Blank 
continued building his chain with the Rialto 
in Omaha. In May, 1926, he sold a half 
interest in his theatres to the Publix Theatres 
Corporation, retaining his personal direction 
of all houses. Huge atmospheric theatres 
have been built by him in Omaha, Waterloo 
and Cedar Rapids, serving to bring ultra- 
modern motion picture exhibition to Iowa 
and Nebraska. His theatres were the first in 
the section to boast sound installation. 

As in all of his enterprises, Mr. Blank has 
never lagged behind the times in the motion 
picture industry. He has pioneered every new 
phase as it has developed; he has taken cog- 
nizance of every new development in exhibi- 
tion and has dexterously weaved it into his 
manipulation of his theatre chain. 

Mr. Blank has made his home in Des 
Moines and with one son at Brown University 
and the other just emerging from high school 
he faces the future of motion pictures en- 
tirely confident and quite content with what- 
ever startling chances the years may bring 
forth. 



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Col. W. S. 

Butterfield 

President 

W. S. Butterfield, Inc., and 
Michigan T heatres Co. 

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O NE of the outstanding figures in 
the motion picture exhibition field 
is Col. W. S. Butterfield, whose 
name is synonymous with the finest class of 
entertainment. 

He has been operating in the Michigan 
theatre field for twenty-one years, and dur- 
ing that time has built up a circuit of 
eighty theatres in twenty-eight principal 
theatres outside Detroit. 

Col. Butterfield’s career in the show busi- 
ness covers forty years. He began, in the 
legitimate end, first as a treasurer, in which 
capacity he served for eight years, subse- 
quently becoming a road manager for four- 
teen years. 

As a result of his wide experience in the 
legitimate, he entered the popular -priced 
field of theatre operation, equipped from 
every angle to cater to the public. He was 
one of the first men to grasp the great pos- 
sibilities of the motion picture as a form of 
entertainment, but he has continued to play 
other classes of attractions in his houses. 

As the president of W. S. Butterfield, Inc., 
and the Michigan Theatres Company, he 



operates one of the country’s biggest chains. 
Besides presenting de luxe picture entertain- 
ment, he offers his public the whole range 
of attractions from ten-cent vaudeville to 
grand opera, and he is equally successful as 
a showman in all of these departments. He 
holds franchises for Erlanger and Shubert 
road shows, as well as for Keith vaudeville 
and books the pictures of all the leading 
film concerns. 

It is a well-known fact throughout the 
industry that Butterfield is another name 
for expert showmanship. The Colonel is a 
progressive in every sense of the word. He 
has kept pace with all the changes in the 
theatre world over the forty-year stretch of 
his career and was one of the first to com- 
bine pictures and vaudeville. 

His theatres cover the whole state of 
Michigan, being located in the following 
cities: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, 
Flint, Saginaw, Niles, Pontiac, Grand Rapids, 
Ionia, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Owoso, Port 
Huron, Ypsilanti, Hillsdale, Adrian, Alpena, 
Jackson, Manistee, Benton Harbor, Big 
Rapids, Cadillac, Ludington, St. Joseph, 
Traverse, Grand Haven, East Lansing, Mon- 
roe, Mt. Clemens. 






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** May l take this opportunity to extend 
to Editors everywhere my appreciation 
of your many kindnesses? Any co- 
operation you may desire from me will 
be given with my most sincere efforts 
JUNE COLLY ER 

FEATURED IN : RED WINE . . . ME, GANGSTER . . . WOMAN 
WISE . . . FOUR SONS . . . HANGMAN’S HOUSE . . . EAST SIDE, 
WEST SIDE. (Note: These productions are listed in order, “Red 
Wine” being her latest picture and “East Side, West Side” her first.) 






JUNE COLLYER 



SOME HIGHLIGHTS: Born in New York City ... Grand- 
daughter of Dan Collyer, old time stage star . . . Graduate of Knox 
Finishing School . . . Made debut in New York society . . . Was 
picked for featured role in “East Side, West Side” after accidental 
meeting with director ... Is under long term contract to Fox Film 
Corporation . . . Was Wampas Baby Star in 1928. 






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MARIA 

CORDA 

The Leading 
International 
Film Star 



Having starred in pic- 
tures produced in Vienna, 
Rome, Paris, Berlin and 
London. 



Former Premiere Dan- 
seuse, Royal Opera, 
Budapest. 



Perhaps readers would like to know my 
impressions of: 



Europe as seen in front of a camera. 
National influence on film production. 
The Theater as a leveler of racial barriers. 

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Recent Releases 

"PRIVATE LIFE OF HELEN OF TROY" 
"THE COMEDY OF LIFE" 

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Motion Picture News 



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1929 

John Barrymore’s 

FIRST PRODUCTION 
WITH VOICE 
WILL BE DIRECTED BY 
ALAN CROSLAND 
FOR 

WARNER BROS. 



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MICHAEL CURTIZ 

SUGGESTED HIGHLIGHTS: — Began career as acrobat with an 
Hungarian circus troupe. . . . Appeared throughout Europe. . . . Leading 
man for several years with dramatic theatrical company in Budapest . . . 
Leading man in films in Germany and Hungary . . . Directed films in 
Berlin, Budapest and Paris with Jannings; Lya de Putti; Maria Corda; 
Vilma Banky, and Lily Damita. 

Brought to Hollywood from Berlin by Warner Brothers in 1926. 

HAS DIRECTED “NOAH’S ARK”; “TENDER- 
LOIN”; “THE DESIRED WOMAN”; “GOOD TIME 
CHARLEY”; “THE THIRD DEGREE”; “A MIL- 
LION BID,” and “ALIMONY ANNIE,” in Hollywood. 

First director to make film with sound device accompaniment for 
Warners. 

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PIGEON, THE FAKER, THE RIVER WOMAN, THE MAIN EVENT, 

COHENS AND KELLYS IN PARIS, 13 th HOUR, LOVELORN. 



T-Tj g-1% 7j n-Jifc * On stage in stock company and vaudeville — Entered pic- 
•"O 1 *'*'0* * tures through aviation and stunt flying — Lieutenant in 

Royal Flying Corps — Rex Ingram served in same company — Was cracked up five 
times in three years, eight months’ service abroad — Was champion lightweight of 
Royal Flying Corps. 







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1 want to thank my news- 
paper friends for the fine co- 
operation extended me in the 
past. All good wishes. 
Sincerely , ROY DEL RUTH. 



ROY DEL RUTH 

Director 

WARNER BROS., VITAPHONE PRODUCTIONS 

"THE DESERT SONG” 
"CONQUEST” "THE TERROR” 

"BEWARE OF BACHELORS” 

Now Directing "THE HOTTENTOT” 

100% Yitaphone Production 
O 

A FEW FACTS FOR QUICK REFERENCE: Born in Philadelphia, Pa.— Edu- 
cated in New York City, Philadelphia and Williamsport, Pa. — Newspaper 
reporter and sketch artist — Started in pictures as a scenarist in 1913 with 
Mack Sennett. Later promoted to position of director — Was given opportunity 
to direct features by Wm. Fox, with whom he stayed six' months before 
signing with Warner Brothers. 



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Universal 

Star 



RECENT TALKING PRODUCTIONS: “THE NIGHT BIRD” 
— “RED HOT SPEED” — “CLEAR THE DECKS” — “HIS 
LUCKY DAY.” 

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HIGHLIGHTS: Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, of theatrical parents. 

First appearance on stage at seven years of age. At sixteen ran away from 
school to play “walk on’’ parts for Charles Frohman Company. Played 
English companv of “Merry Widow.” Came to America with “Quaker Girl” 
Company. Baritone lead with several opera companies which toured India 
and Orient. In America played in stock in Syracuse, Rochester, Oakland and 
San Francisco. Played leads on New York stage. Went overseas in 1917 
with 28th Londons. Was transferred to Roval Flying Corps After war 
returned to New York stage — later to Paramount Pictures. Since signing 
his contract with Universal in 1922 has appeared for no other company. His 
favorite hobby is airplaning and owns five Sopwith-Snipe airplanes. 



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BILLIE DOVE 



Jirst Rational Star 







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My sincere thanks to the writers 
on the various publications who 
have been nice enough to give 
me a little boost. 

BILLIE DOVE. 



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NOTE: Those who desire press stories of Billie Dove will receive 
the full cooperation of the First National Publicity Depart- 
ment at Burbank, Calif., by writing and stating their demands. 







GEO. LANDY, - 

Head of Publicity, First National Studios. 




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John Ford 



Director 

Wm. Fox 
Productions 



H AS directed some of the finest and most 
successful pictures made by the Fox 
organization, ranging from light comedy to 
heavy melodrama. 

“The Iron Horse” set a high mark for epic 
productions, and his “Four Sons” was endorsed 
by leading critics as one of the finest pictures 
ever produced. 

“Lightnin’,” “The Shamrock Handicap,” 
"Just Pals,” “Village Blacksmith,” “Mother 
Machree,” “3 Bad Men,” “Kentucky Pride,” 
"Hangman’s House” and others established 
new records for performance and box-office 
returns. 

Has just completed “Napoleon’s Barber,” his 
initial Fox-Movietone production, which, it 
is said, marks a new era in this successful 
director’s career. 

Address all inquiries to 
Motion Picture News, Hollywood 



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varied experiences as a screen writer 



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Newspaper Editor — Adventurer 



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Glad to cooperate at any time in preparation of, 
and fads for, good Special Feature Ex cl usives. 



Recent Pictures: “RESURRECTION” and “RAMON 

Coming: “EVANGELINE” 

UNITED ARTISTS 



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WEST COAST 

THEATRES 

WILLIAM FOX ORGANIZATION 

Americas model circuit 
of theatres 



GENERAL OFFICES 
WASHINGTON VERMONT 

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It was my privilege recently to enter the 
ranks of the directors after several years 
devoted exclusively to writing for the 
screen. 1 am happy in my new field . . . 
but now and then, just for old-time’s 
sake, 1 want once more to turn screen 
scribe. Sincerely, T AY GARNETT. 



DIRECTOR OF: SILENT VERSIONS OF . . . CELEBRITY— THE SPIELER 

TALKING VERSION OF . . . THE SPIELER 

WRITER OF: (Originals or collaborations) — WHITE GOLD — RUBBER 

TIRES — CRUISE OF THE JASPER B — THE WISE WIFE — THE COP — 
SKYSCRAPER— POWER— CELEBRITY— THE SPIELER 






TAY GARNETT 



A FEW HIGHLIGHTS: First screen story written while in 

Naval Air Service during war. . . . This story purchased by the late Alan 
Holubar. ... Was newspaper cartoonist for some time. . . . Entered films 
on the comedy lots, writing two-reelers. . . . First feature assignment, 
"The Strong Man.” . . . Signed contract with Cecil B. DeMille three years 
ago. . . . Handled first dialogue for Pathe, directing talking sequences of 
"Sal of Singapore.” 



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HOOT 

GIBSON 

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Universal 

Star 



Recent Productions : 

"CLEARING THE TRAIL”— "BURNING THE WIND” 
"THE DANGER RIDER”— "KING OF THE RODEO” 
"SMILING GUNS”— "THE FLYING COWBOY” 

O 

Highlights for Photoplay Editors : 

From range hand to motion picture star. Born in the wide 
open spaces of Nebraska in Tekemah. Was a ranch rider, 
rodeo and round-up expert. Entered Pendleton Round-up in 
1913 and carried off the championship. Started in pictures 
doing trick riding stunts and playing small parts. Went 
overseas as a member of the field artillery and saw considerable 
service. Returned to Hollywood shortly after the war and 
soon signed to a contract by Carl Laemmle. Has been a 
Universal star ever since. Thoroughly enjoys his picture 
work. He works with director on every story. Has written 
a number of screen plays. 




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Production <PManager 

NORTH AMERICAN SOUND AND TALKING 
PICTURE EQUIPMENT COMPANY 

565 Fifth Avenue, New York City 
Straus Building 

Scoring and producing talkies under the 
personal supervision of John W. Noble. 

Formerly 

Associate Director Vocafilm Company of America 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Movietone Shorts 
Production Manager Bristolphone Features 

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SIGNED STORIES BY D. W. GRIFFITH 

THE MOTION PICTURE— TODAY AND TOMORROW 

(A scholarly, clinical analysis of motion picture development and promise) 

2200 words 

HOW THE MOVIES ARE MADE 

(In which the pioneer director tells an intimate story of picture making ) 

1500 words 

FROM NICKELODEON TO PICTURE PALACE 

(An interesting written history of the motion picture — 1894 to 1928) 

1500 words 

THE FUTURE OF MOTION PICTURES 

(What to expect in the motion picture of the future; an imaginative survey in which 
the "talkies” are dealt with) 

1500 words 

FEATURE ARTICLES 

D. W. GRIFFITH— THE STAR MAKER 

(Stars the great director introduced to fame and anecdotes in that connection — Especially 
recommended as a full-page feature) 

)000 words 

A ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S LEADING DIRECTOR 

(A romantic story of the rise of a comparatively poor boy — American Magazine 

type story) 

5500 words 

D. W. GRIFFITH’S LIFE STORY LIKE SUCCESS SAGA BY ALGER 

(Title is explanatory: This story stresses the enormous amounts of money Griffith’s 

pictures have made — something like $5 8 ,000,000 — Magazine type story) 



Any one or all of these stories with suitable art may be obtained from John P. Mile*, 
press representative for the D. W. Griffith Company, 1041 North Formosa Street, 
Hollywood, Calif., or Hollywood office of Motion Picture News. 




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Did 

Tou 



Know f 



That ALAN HALE 
was once a cub reporter 
on a Philadelphia daily? 



X 



That he started out in 
life to become a Doctor 
of Osteopathy? 



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That he wrote over 200 
motion picture stories 
before he acted in pic- 
tures? 




X 



ALAN HALE 



That ALAN HALE played the lead in "The Cowboy and the Lady” in 1914, and first 
appeared on the screen in "The Message from Mars”? 



X 



That he gave up acting and directed pictures for several years; then returned to the 
screen as the lead in such productions as "The Spieler” and "Sal of Singapore” and a 

number of others? 

X 



Other colorful facts about ALAN HALE can be found in the biographical section. 



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To my Newspaper Friends — 

I want to thank you for the many favors 
extended me in the past. Your coopera- 
tion has been greatly appreciated. 

Sincerely, JAMES HALL. 



A Few Thoughts for Possible Story Material 

Why I’m called the "Lucky Breaks Boy” in Hollywood. 

Played six months in legitimate stock before going in the movies. 
Embarrassing situations in movies are always sure-fire laughs — and why. 

JAMES HALL 

Paramount Pictures 



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Editorial Highlights 

from the experiences of 

FORREST HALSEY 

Art Student — Art Editor — Newspaper Man — Short Story Writer — 
Student of play construction under Belasco for one year for Broadway 
productions. 

Two years with George Ailiss, making adaptations of Disraeli — 
The Ruling Passion — The Man Who Played God — The Green Goddess. 
Adapted Monsieur Beaucaire for Rudolph Valentino. Sally of the 
Sawdust for D. W. Griffith. 

Four years with Gloria Swanson — adaptations of The Humming 
Bird — Society Scandal — Wages of Virtue — Stage Struck. Sent to 
France with Miss Swanson to adapt and supervise Madam Sans Gene. 

Decorated by French Government and made Officer D’academie 
February 4th, 1925. 

Forthcoming Corinne Griffith adaptations: 

Divine Lady — Saturday’s Children and Prisoners 




Forrest Halsey discussing story with Corinne Griffith 

* * * 

Details of any of the above subjects will be obtained on request by 
Motion Picture News 






Jean Hersholt 

Universal Star 

RECENT PRODUCTIONS: “GIVE AND TAKE,” “THE 
GIRL ON THE BARGE,” “ABIE’S IRISH ROSE," 
“BATTLE OF THE SEXES,” “JAZZ MAD,” “THE 
YOUNGER GENERATION,” “13 WASHINGTON 
SQUARE.” 

BRIEF NOTES FOR EDITORS: Graduate of the Academy of Arts in 
Copenhagen, Denmark. Holds degree of Master of Arts. Won numer- 
ous prizes for his work with brush and pencil. Recognized as one of 
Denmark’s leading actors and stage directors. In 1915 staged the 
Danish National Fair at the San Francisco Exposition. This brought 
him to America and later an opportunity to direct pictures. Returned 
to the screen and achieved his first great fame in the United States 
through his portrayal of Marcus in the production “Greed.” Is an 
ardent stamp collector and an expert at ice hockey. His ability as 
a portrait painter has aided him materially in making up for the 
more than 1700 separate characterizations he has portrayed. 



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Year In and Year Out 

You can be sure of three good, audience-satisfying pictures each year. 
Hines’ Pictures have high entertainment value and sure box office attrac- 
tion value. He has a following that is safe to figure on in advance. 

Hines’ pictures are made to order for the big combination vaudeville 
theatres where the audiences have always been more sophisticated and 
demanded novelty in story and gags and real humor. 

Everybody remembers Burn ’Em Up 
Barnes and Conductor 1492 — The Speed 
Spook — The Brown Derby and others — 
how many pictures can you remember 
that were made by other stars — there is 
a reason. 

Johnny Hines 

in 



1922-1923 



Burn ’Em Up Barnes 


Independent 


Sure Fire Flint 


Independent 


Luck 


Independent 


1923-1924 




Little Johnny Jones 


Warner Bros. 


Conductor 1492 


Warner Bros. 


1924-1925 


The Speed Spook 


Independent 


The Early Bird 


Independent 


The Cracker Jack 


Independent 


1925-1926 


The Live Wire 


First National 


Rainbow Riley 


First National 


The Brown Derby 


First National 


1926-1927 


All Aboard 


First National 


Stepping Along 


First National 


White Pants Willie 


First National 


1927-1928 


Home Made 


First National 


Chinatown Charlie 


First National 


The Wright Idea 


First National 



You can always figure on the Johnny Hines days — and boys, they are 
priced so you can make some money. 

Just so many “Sure Fire” days 

If every day was sure-fire — what a sweet business this would be. Boys, 
that’s what counts — get after them today. 

B. & H. ENTERPRISES 

INCORPORATED 

C. C. BURR, Managing Director 

Studio, Melrose and Bronson Aves., Hollywood, Calif. 





Sam Katz 

President 

Publix Theatres Corp. 



S AM KATZ, head of one of the greatest 
theatre operating companies in the 
world, started his career in connection 
with pictures as a pianist in a penny picture 
show. To-day at the age of 34 he is one of 
the most powerful influences in the industry. 
His career reads much like an Horatio Alger 
tale. He was plunking the ivories in that 
penny arcade in 1906. And Carl Laemmle 
was the owner of the house. 

Born in Wompola, a little Russian hamlet, 
the young Katz came to the United States 
via steerage at the age of three months. His 
childhood was spent in the Ghetto section of 
Chicago. His father was a barber, and the 
Katz parents are still residents of the Windy 
City. 

Previously to his playing the penny arcade 
young Katz had plied the trade of messenger 
boy and switchboard repairer for a telephone 
company. He was not long playing the piano. 
In fact he jumped right from house musician 
to house manager, which got him a salary of 
$18 a week, but not in the house in which 
he was musician. This house had one hundred 
camp chairs, and they, with a stove were 
about the entire equipment, aside from the 
screen and projection booth. Young Katz 
was ambitious. Out of this $18 a week he 
saved a considerable proportion and eventually 
bought the house. Then he added an orches- 
tra, a piano, violin and ’cello. 

It was here that young Katz established 
himself for all timie as a showman and he 
made "good shows” his motto. Good shows 
meant better business and better business 
meant that he could buy another theatre- 
He did. He did not stop at one. He added 
a third and then he added on some more 
links and the title, "Amalgamated Picture 
Corporation.” 

Being a theatre manager by night had not 
interfered with his education. He was grad- 
uated from high school and entered North- 
western University as a law student. There 



he met a kindred soul, Barney Balaban, who 
also owned picture houses, and the Katz- 
Balaban combination was as good as made. 
It was many years, however, before the two 
realized their ambition and built the first 
really fine motion picture theatre that Chicago 
knew — the Ceptral Park Theatre, finished in 
1917. 

The two young men had a hard financial 
struggle, but they succeeded with the Central 
Park, and the Riviera Theatre followed. That 
theatre taught all Chicago the trade name of 
Balaban & Katz, and theatre followed theatre 
in rapid succession, each more beautiful than 
the last. 

Then along came Adolph Zukor of Famous 
Players. He recognized a genius in Katz. 
The Famous Players-Lasky Corporation had 
acquired many motion picture theatres. 
Amalgamation seemed logical and amalgama- 
tion followed. Publix means the ideals of 
Sam Katz and his executive associates. It 
means the last word in motion picture 
exposition. 

"One of the Publix Theatres” is a phrase 
that means the best in entertainment as well 
as the best in service and surroundings. Sam 
Katz never departed from his original idea 
that a better show meant better business. 
Those who travel widely know the Publix 
sign. In New York the new Paramount, 

the Rivoli and Rialto belong to the Publix 
chain. In Chicago the Publix family is more 
numerous. It includes the Chicago, the 
Oriental, Tivoli, Uptown, Norshore, Riviera, 
Central Park, Roosevelt and McVicker’s. 

Other famous theatres of the Publix' chain 
include the Michigan in Detroit, the Metro- 
politan in Boston, the Buffalo in Buffalo, the 
Paramount and Million Dollar in Los An- 
geles, the St. Francis, California and Im- 
perial in San Francisco, the Ambassador and 
the Missouri in St. Louis, the Newman in 
Kansas City, all the A. H. Blank theatres in 
Des Moines and Omaha, and others too 
numerous to mention. 



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Address all inquiries to 

Edward Small Company 

Hollywood, California 



'THE SPORTING AGE” 

"GOLF WIDOWS” 

"NAME THE WOMAN” 
"COMPANIONATE MARRIAGE 
"THE STREET OF ILLUSION” 
"NOTHING TO WEAR” 

"THE SIDE-SHOW” 






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Her Recent Pictures 

"SHOW BOAT” ' 

"Finders Keepers” 

"The Last Warning” 
"The Cat and the Canary” 
"Thanks for the Buggy Ride” 
"Silk Stockings” 



THE ROMANCE OF A CARTOON 

LAURA LA PLANTE’S UNUSUAL LIFE STORY 



KEEPING UP TO A SENSE OF HUMOR 

A SERIOUS JOB, EVEN FOR A COMEDIENNE 



HOW LAURA LA PLANTE . . . COMEDIENNE . . . 
WON DRAMATIC ROLE OF MAGNOLIA 
IN "SHOW BOAT” 



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William 

A. 

Seiter 




DIRECTOR OF "Happiness 
Ahead” . . . "Synthetic Sin” 

. . . "That’s a Bad Girl” . . . 
starring Colleen Moore . . . 

"Outcast” . . . "Prisoners” 

. . . starring Corinne Griffith 
. . . "Waterfront” . . . co- 

starring Jack Mulhall and Dorothy Mackaill . . . 

Nine Reginald Denny Farce Comedies Including 
"Skinner’s Dress Suit” . . . "What Happened to Jones” 

. . . "The Cheerful Fraud” . . . and "Thanks for the 
Buggy Ride” . . . starring Laura La Plante. 

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TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A PIONEER 
EXTRA in Orange Grove Days of Hollywood, as Told by 
a Noted Director. 

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A TRAINING IN COMEDY Is Best Foundation for 
Director’s Success in Dramatic Field. 

X 

STARS I HAVE DIRECTED (Observations on Colleen 
Moore, Corinne Griffith, Reginald Denny, Dorothy Mackaill, 
Jack Mulhall and Even His Own Wife, Laura La Plante). 

X 

Why He Never Directs His Wife , Laura La Plante! 

x 

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Harold Lloyd 

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CJ Highspots in the career of America’s Favorite Comedy Star : 

j'. 

d Born 1893, Burchard Nebraska. <]J Played comedy and char- 
[ acter roles on stage, fj Screen debut at age of nineteen in 
g San Diego, Cal. Associated later with Hal Roach and made 
l several hundred Lonesome Luke Comedies for Pathe release. 

f. 

;■ q Created famous horn-rimmed glasses character and grad- 
i uated into feature comedies. <]] Married his former leading 
4 lady, Mildred Davis. Have one child, a daughter, Mildred 
> Gloria Lloyd. Now releasing through Paramount and cele- 
brating eighth year as feature comedy producer by making 

i 

. his first talking picture. Principal successes: "Grandma’s 
t Boy”, "Dr. Jack”, "Safety Last”, “Why Worry?”, "Girl Shy”, 
f “Hot Water”, "The Freshman”, “For Heaven’s Sake”, “The 
Kid Brother”, “Speedy”. *J Motto : “Make them funny, but 
keep them human”. 



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HEADLINES FROM 
THE OBSERVATIONS 
AND COLORFUL 
EXPERIENCES OF 



ERNST UJBITSCH 

Clothes Made Lubitsch an Actor . . . But Not in the Way 

You Suspect 

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Megaphones . . . Not Microphones . . . For Discovering 
Hidden Screen Talents in Players . . . New and Old 

Dramatic Punches from Stellar Fists (His Directorial Experiences 
with Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, John 
Barrymore, Emil Jannings, Adolphe Menjou, Ramon Novarro 

and Others ) 

*$® 

The Foreign Director’s Rightful Place in American Screen 

Production 



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In my circle of intimate friends 
I am proud to include many 
members of the press. From 
the very beginning they plan- 
ned with me my career and 
their cooperation helped "put 
me over. I am always '' at 

home ” and "on call" to them. 

BEN LYON. 





CO-STARRED or FEATURE 
LEADS IN: 

"So Big” 

"Flaming Youth” 

"Lily of the Dust” 

"Wages of Virtue” 

"The New Commandment” 
"Bluebeard’s Seven Wives” 
"Prince of Tempters” 
"Hell’s Angels” 



THE THRILL OF BEING U. S. GOVERNMENT PILOT NO. 4373 

Ten months on ‘‘Hell’s Angels,” Howard Hughes’ two million dollar air epic — co-starred 
with Greta Nissen and James Hall — became expert aviator — now licensed pilot by U. S. 
Government. 

A HOP FROM STAGE TO SCREEN 

Long career on stage — Jesse Bonstelle Stock Company— productions on Broadway in- 
cluding “Three Live Ghosts,” “The Wonderful Thing,” opposite Jeanne Eagels — culminating 
in a starring role in the New York sensation “Mary the Third” — Sam Goldwyn saw the 
play and took him to Hollywood for juvenile lead in his production “Potash and Perlmutter.” 



FIVE YEARS WITH FIRST NATIONAL 



During that period appeared in the featured lead, or co-starred in twenty -four produc- 
tions opposite the foremost female stars of the day — and one foreign production made in 
Germanv, “Dancing Vienna,” co-starred with Lya Mara. 

EXPERIENCE OPPOSITE WOMEN STARS 

Among the stars — Colleen Moore, Barbara La Marr, Eleanor Boardman, Pola Negri, 
Gloria Swenson, Anna Q. Nilsson, Viola Dana, Blanche Sweet, Billie Dove, Belle Bennett, 
Lois Moran, Aileen Pringle, May McAvoy, Lya Mara, Lois Wilson, Lya de Putti, Marie 
Prevost and Greta Nissen. 



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Interviews I’d Like: — 



Determination — An Asset To Screen Success 

Follies As Stepping Stones 

Any Talent Is Eventually Utilized 

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Ken 

Maynard 

Jirst 

Rational 
W t '.’stern 

Star 



For Four Years Starred 
with Ringling Brothers 
and Barnum & Bailey Cir- 
cus — A Trouper with the 
Old Wagon Shows — Rop- 
ing Wild Animals — Expe- 
rience as a Civil Engineer 
— A Texas Cowboy — And 
a Sucker in the Oil Fields 
— Final Entry into Pic- 
tures with Such Successes 
as the following: 

"THE OVERLAND STAGE” 
"CHEYENNE” 

"THE GLORIOUS TRAIL” 
"THE CALIFORNIA MAIL” 
"LAWLESS LEGION” 

"THE UPLAND RIDER” 






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‘Director 

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THOMAS MEIGHAN 




Starring in 

"THE RACKET” 
"THE MATING CALL” 
"THE CITY GONE WILD” 
"WE’RE ALL GAMBLERS” 
"TIN GODS” 

In Production: 



"THE ARGYLE CASE” 

First of a Series for 

WARNER BROS. WIT APHONE TALKING PICTURES 



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EDWARD J. 
MGNTAGNE 



SCENARIO 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
Universal Pictures Corporation 

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PRODUCTIONS: Show Boat — Broadway — The 
Shakedown — Last Warning — Lonesome — Port of 
Dreams — Man Who Laughs — Give and Take — 
Foreign Legion — The Compromise. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Has written and produced over 3 50 screen 
stories and in between times has adapted 250 plays and boo s. 
Has had wide experience as a newspaper reporter and editoi. 
Has written original stories and screen plays for practically 
every prominent star in business. For the past five years has 
served in an executive capacity with several of the largest 
companies. 



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For detailed information 
on Miss Moore see 
Biography section 






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Appearing in a series of 
special productions for 

FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES, INC. 



Current Releases 



“LILAC TIME” “SYNTHETIC SIN” 
“WHY BE GOOD?” 



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BLANCHE 

SWEET 

Editorial 

Suggestions: 

Made stage debut at age of one 
year and a half — at age of 
twelve became solo dancer with 
Gertrude Hoffman troupe — first 
known in pictures as Daphne 
Wayne, the Biograph blonde — 
"Judith of Bethulia,” "The 
Unpardonable Sin,” ''Anna 
Christie” and "Tess of the 
D’Urbevilles” are outstanding 
marks in her film career. 
Has travelled extensively and 
recently made a film, "The 
Woman in White,” for Herbert 
Wilcox in England. 





NTlft MEIiAh/ 

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MARSHALL 

NEILAN 

Director of 
"TAKE ME HOME” 
"THE LAST HAUL” 
"TAXI 13” 
"FOG” 



Screen Career: 

SCENARIO WRITER 
ACTOR 
DIRECTOR 



PAUL NICHOLSON 

The First Actor of the Screen — 1897 
American Mutoscope and Biograph Co., New York 

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PATRICOLA 



Vaudeville’s 

'Brightest 

Personality 






Appearing for 
M.G.M. 
Talking Pictures 



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JACK PEPPER 

Musical Comedy and Vaudeville Artist 



Appearing in a 
Series of 

TALKING SHORTS 

for 

M-G-M 



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ALLENE 

RAY 



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ITHOUT a day’s experience . . . sprung 
overnight into a leading lady of the 
screen . . . won heauty contest state of Texas. 
Has prohahly executed more daring stunts 
than any star on the screen . . . known in 
Hollywood as the star who can he pho- 
tographed from any angle... of her most 
successful productions for P athe are : 

The Green Archer - Snowed In - 
The H ouse Without a Key - 
Ylelting M-illions - Hawk of the 
Hills - The M_an\^ithout a 
Face - The Terrible People 
- The Yellow Cameo 



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Hugo Rieseefeld 

General Musical Director 
United Artists 



H UGO Riesenfeld was born in Vienna 
on January 26, 1879, and was grad- 
uated with honors from the Vienna 
Conservatory, after which he filled a long 
engagement in the Vienna Opera House as 
concert master and conductor of ballets. 

Hugo Riesenfeld has gone far in the motion 
picture industry. He is among the best known 
of the makers of music for movies, but he 
had many achievements to his credit before 
he became definitely connected with the pic- 
ture field. 

In the course of an extremely active and 
intense life, Riesenfeld played under such 
musical colossi as Mahler, Schuch, Hans 
Richter, Goricke, Safonoff, Wiengartner, Hugo 
Breschan, and many others. His violin teacher 
was Bachrach. 

Robert Fuchs and Grodener taught him 
composition. In the year 1906 Riesenfeld 
came to America as concert master of Oscar 
Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera House. 
Later he worked with the Klaw and Erlanger 
Company as music director and conductor of 
comic opera productions. 

Riesenfeld composed and directed his own 
operetta, "The Merry Martyr,” produced 
with success by Klaw and Erlanger in 1913. 
When the Century Opera Company opened 
with grand opera in English, Riesenfeld was 
secured as its guiding musical spirit. 

It was in 1916 that Hugo Riesenfeld first 
became prominently identified with the mo- 
tion picture industry in a musical way. He 
became musical director and conductor of the 
Rialto Theatre orchestra. When the Rivoli 
opened in New York in 1917 and the Crite- 
rion in April, 1920, they were also placed 



under his direction. The Riesenfeld standards 
have since become the standards of the mo- 
tion picture theatres of America. His enter- 
tainment scheme has been copied from coast 
to coast. His orchestral settings to such pic- 
tures as "The Covered Wagon,” "The Ten 
Commandments,” "The King of Kings,” "Beau 
Geste,” "The Volga Boatman” and others 
have been applauded by millions of patrons of 
motion picture houses in all parts of the 
world. 

As a composer Riesenfeld has to his credit 
such successes as "Betty Be Good,” a musical 
comedy; "Overture in Romantic Style,” 
"Children’s Suite,” songs and innumerable 
smaller works. 

Mr. Riesenfeld is now connected with 
United Artists and is confining his activities 
to synchronizing scores to motion pictures. 
His permanent address is United Artists 
Studio, Hollywood, California, and his New 
York representative is Abe Meyer, who makes 
his headquarters at 113 West 57th Street. 

Quite an unusual thing about an artist of 
the type of Riesenfeld is that fact that he 
is one of the most rabid baseball fans New 
York boasts. When he was busily engaged 
in New York he took advantage of every 
opportunity to be present in one of the box 
seats at the Yankee Stadium whenever Babe 
Ruth was on hand to slam out another home 
run. He is also an ardent devotee of pinochle. 

Riesenfeld is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 
154 pounds and his eyes are grey and his hair 
brown. He is married and his wife’s pro- 
fessional name is Mable Dunning. They have 
one child whose name is Janet and she is 1 5 
years of age. 



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Pat Rooney Marion Bent 

a ' (MRS. PAT ROONEY) 

Pat Rooney III 

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FOR 

UNIVERSAL PICTURES CORP. 

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Victor Sehertzieger 

"FORGOTTEN FACES” 



'REDSKIN’ 

In Technicolor 



'NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH’ 

STARRING RICHARD DIX 

In His First All Talkie 
For Faramount 



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HERE were 
no rabbit’s feet 
or horseshoes in 
my bed when I 
was born — be- 
cause it took me 
27 years of the- 
atrical irritation, 
palpitation and 
perspiration to 
reach Broadway 
and the height of 
my career. 

I’ve played every town, hamlet, gimlet and omelette 
from Maine to California — I’ve seen America first, last 
and always — and after floundering around for eight 
years in medicine shows — side shows — minstrel shows 
— repertoire companies and burlesque, I became a star 
— and from 1901 to 1915 I toured the country at 
the head of my own musical comedy company — in the 
well-known "Busy Izzy” series. 

I attained my greatest legitimate stage success in a 
play called "Welcome Stranger.” I reached the screen 
in 1924 and made history immediately in such suc- 
cesses as "Potash and Perlmutter,” "The Cohens and 
Kellys,” "The Prince of Pilsen,” "The Auctioneer,” 
"We Americans,” etc. 

Am still at it — and will be until the BIG BOSS says, 
"STOP, that’s long enough.” 

GEORGE SIDNEY. 

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Thomas D» Soriero 

Managing Director 
Rochester Theatre 
C \ Rochester, N. Y. 



T HOMAS D. SORIERO, managing 
director of the Rochester Theatre, 
Rochester, New York, rose to his pres- 
ent high place in the amusement world from 
the humble position of program boy in Keith’s 
Theatre, Providence, R. I., in 1902. He has 
been one of the most progressive showmen in 
the business and an exploiteer par excellence. 

Mr. Soriero was born in Providence, May 6, 
1889. He was educated there and started work 
in that job of program boy while he was at- 
tending high school. His has been a very active 
career from that time on. He was promoted 
from program boy to the publicity depart- 
ment, and then ticket seller and remained there 
until 1905. 

In Providence in 1905 Mr. Soriero opened 
one of the first nickelodeons in New England. 
The following year he acquired the Puritan 
Theatre in Fall River, Mass. From 1907 to 
1912 he was interested in roller rinks and Sum- 
mer parks throughout New England, with rinks 
in nearly every prominent city in these states. 

In 1913 Mr. Soriero opened the Gayety The- 
atre in Providence. It was here that the first 
double bills in New England were introduced. 
In 1915 he found the value of exploitation 
stunts, when for the first time he tied up a 
book window with a picture and it attracted 
wide attention. 

The Park Theatre in Boston, which had 
been a flop, was taken over by Mr. Soriero in 
1915 for Louis B. Mayer. A double feature 
policy was carried on and World Film Com- 
pany supplied pictures at no cost to tie in 



with the whirlwind Soriero publicity campaigns. 
Personal appearances of the popular screen stars 
of the day, including Kitty Gordon, Alice 
Brady, Bert Lytell, Montagu Love and 
Francis X. Bushman, were instituted, and all 
were furnished gratis. The Park became the 
outstanding house of New England. 

Mr. Soriero then became general manager 
for Louis B. Mayer for all his theatres in 
New England and he held that position until 
1921, when he resigned and became general 
manager for Charles Whitehurst Theatres in 
Baltimore. He introduced in the Century 
Theatre the band policy with master of 
ceremonies and specialty revue numbers, which 
alternated with the roof gardens. 

On the death of Charles Whitehurst he 
resigned and became general manager of the 
theatre department for Universal Pictures 
Corporation. He remained there until 1925, 
when he went with the Comerford Amuse- 
ment Company as personal representative for 
M. E. Comerford. While with Comerford he 
broadcasted entire vaudeville programs over 
the radio directly from the stage. 

Later Mr. Soriero made a survey of Vita- 
phone and Movietone for M. E. Comerford 
and then for Louis B. Mayer. He was instru- 
mental in introducing the first of these ma- 
chines ,in the country. It was in 1928 that 
Mr. Soriero was appointed managing director 
of the Rochester Theatre, one of the largest 
and leading houses between New York and 
Chicago, and it has enjoyed tremendous popu- 
larity under his directorship. 






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WHERE WERE YOU ONE YEAR AGO? 

We were in an office building 

And called ourselves Tiffany Productions. 

We were successful distributors, but not so strong as producers. 

I knew we needed the biggest, ablest production man in the industry. 

So John M. Stahl came into Tiffany, 

And Tiffany became Tiffany-Stahl Productions. 

DO YOU REMEMBER ONE YEAR AGO? 

The air was full of promises 

And Tiffany-Stahl made the biggest, most rash, most daring promises 
Bigger pictures, pictures with dynamic drawing power, packed with person- 
alities, loaded with honest box office value — real John M. Stahl pictures — 
The Better Entertainment. 



DO YOU KNOW SOME OF THE PICTURES WE’VE MADE SINCE 
ONE YEAR AGO? 



The Toilers 
Marriage by Contract 
Lucky Boy 



The Grain of Dust 
Power of Silence 
Tragedy of Youth 



Woman Against the World 
and many others 



DO YOU KNOW SOME OF THE SURPRISES WE HAVE IN STORE 
FOR YOU? 



New Orleans 
Queen of Burlesque 
The Miracle 



Reputation 
Loves of Sappho 
The Yellow Passport 



March of Humanity 
Life 

The Girl Who Came Back 



NOW YOU KNOW 

JOHN M. STAHL MORE THAN MADE 
GOOD ALL OUR PROMISES 




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I have a press representative who will 
be glad to cooperate with editors in 
the preparation of special story ma- 
terial. Address your request care of 
Motion Picture News, Hollywood, 
and it zvill be forwarded at once. 

Sincerely, RICHARD WALLACE 

DIRECTOR OF: "SHOP WORN ANGEL,” first all- talking picture made on Para- 
mount lot; "LADY BE GOOD,” "THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN,” "A TEXAS 
STEER,” "AMERICAN BEAUTY,” "THE POOR NUT,” "McFADDEN’S FLATS” 




In Production 

"INNOCENTS OF PARIS”—Paramount 




RICHARD WALLACE 



A FEW HIGHLIGHTS: Born and educated in Sacramento, Calif., he corrv- 
pleted his education as a medical student in Chicago and later came to Los Angeles, 
where he entered the undertaking business. Motion pictures showed greater promise 
for opportunities, so he joined the Mack Sennett-Keystone Company as jack-of-all- 
trades. Directing looked best to him, so he learned everything that led up to it. 
He soon established himself as one of the best editors in the business. From editing 
he went to writing and clicked immediately with "The Connecticut Yankee,” and 
as a result was signed by Fox to direct. Contracts followed with other important 
producing organizations. Box-office check-ups of his productions have placed him 
in the front rank of directors, with the result that Paramount has signed him to 
direct "Innocents of Paris,” Maurice Chevalier’s first starring vehicle. 

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Herbert Wilcox 

Producer-Director 

British and Dominions Film Corp., Ltd. 

❖ 



DIRECTOR OF 



"Dawn” 

"The Woman in White” 
"The Only Way” 
"Southern Love” 

"The Bondman” 

"Mme. Pompadour” 



"Decameron Nights” 
"Tip Toes” 

"Nell Gwyn” 
"Mumsie” 

"Chu Chin Chow” 
"London” 



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INTERESTING HIGHLIGHTS FROM MR. WILDE’S 
EXPERIENCES ON THE STAGE AND IN PICTURES 

Five years with Harold Lloyd — Three years as his director. 

Reminiscences of Six Seasons with Henry W. Savage. 



Experiences in Vaudeville, the Legitimate, College Shows, Musical 
Comedy, Legitimate Stock Companies, Pantomime, Marionette 
Shows and Staging Shows for the Doughboys. 

❖ 

What is a Sense of Humor, or What is a Laugh? — from the Audi- 
ence Viewpoint. 

Why do Some People Laugh at Certain Situations? 



Why You Can Make Some Laugh All the Time, All Laugh Some of 
the Time, but not All Laugh All the Time. 

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Motion Picture News 



TED 

WILDE 

‘Director 

HAROLD 

LLOYD 

CORP. 



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J. D. Williams 

Executive Vice President 
World Wide Pictures , Inc. 

HO West 46th Street 
New York, N. Y. 






J AMES DIXON WILLIAMS, familiarly 
known as "Jaydee,” was born In 
Credo, W. Va., February 27, 1877. At 
the age of sixteen he left high school to 
become treasurer of a local theatre. He 
edited and published a combination program- 
house organ and sold advertising in it as his 
first boyhood business venture. He was one 
of the first showmen to exploit motion pic- 
tures in a "black top” tent on tour. He 
opened and operated four moving picture 
shows in Vancouver, B. C., sold out and 
moved to Spokane, Wash., where he had two 
theatres. In 1909 he went to Australia where 
he founded The Greater J. D. Williams 
Amusement Company whose chain of contin- 
uous motion picture theatres were at that 
time among the finest and most successful 
in the world. He later was the prime mover, 
with other leaders, in promoting a merger 
which combined The Greater J. D. Williams 
chain of theatres and Film Exchanges 
throughout Australasia with Wests, Ltd., and 
Spencers, Ltd., under the names of Union 
Theatres, Ltd., and Australasian Films, Ltd., 
which companies were so successful that to 
the present day they occupy the dominant 
position in the Australasian theatre and film 
distribution fields. The Williams theatres, the 
first continuous houses in the country, were 
the backbone and nucleus of the present 
powerful Union Theatres chain. In 1913 he 
sold out his Australian interests and made a 
tour of the wqrld as representative of several 
American film producers. Returning to 
America he interested W. W. Hodkinson, 
then a Pacific Coast Exchange operator, to 
come to New York for the organization of 
a national distributing company which later 
developed into the genesis of the present 
Paramount Company. 



In 1916 he organized the First National 
Exhibitors’ Circuit, Inc., now known as First 
National Pictures, Inc. He remained as gen- 
eral manager of this company for six years. 
In 1924 he organized the Ritz Carlton Pic- 
tures, Inc., of which the late Rudolph Valen- 
tino was the first star. In 1926 he went to 
England where he organized British Inter- 
national Pictures, Ltd., and built the large 
modern studios at Elstree, near London, now 
regarded as one of the world’s finest produc- 
tion plants. In 1928 with J. Douglas Watson, 
John Maxwell, E. W. Hammons, and Alexan- 
der Aronson as associates he organized World 
Wide Pictures, Inc., of New York, the first 
American nation-wide distributing company 
to specialize in imported films exclusively. 
He is at present (January, 1929) Executive 
Vice President of this Company whose offices 
are at 130 West 46th Street, New York City. 

During his career he has played an impor- 
tant part in the progress and development of 
the motion picture industry, both in America 
and Europe. His business dealings with 
Charles Chaplin, Mary Pickford, D. W. Grif- 
fith, Rudolph Valentino, and other leading 
stars and directors furthered their careers 
as independent producers. He was associated 
with the growth of such producers as Louis B 
Mayer, Joseph M. Schenck and Thomas H. 
Ince. He was named by President Harding 
as representative of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry to the National Unemployment Com- 
mission in 1922. He had the honor of being 
elected as one of the ten men who had done 
most for the Motion Picture Industry in the 
vote of readers of the Motion Picture News. 

He now resides in New York with Mrs. 
Williams, whom he married in Sydney, Aus- 
tralia, in 191 5. 



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CLARENCE 
BROWN 

adds 

“THE TRAIL OF ' 98 ” 

“A WOMAN of AFFAIRS” 

to his long list of 
directorial successes 

Any storks, portraits, or information 
concerning Mr. Brown will be 
furnished if requested of — 

CLARENCE BROWN PRODUCTIONS 

c/o Metro-Goldivyn-Mayer Studios, Culver City, Calif. 




HOBART BOSWORTH 




"KING OF THE 

MOUNTAINS’* 



with John Barrymore 



'A WOMAN 

OF AFFAIRS” 

with Greta Garbo 
Starring in 

THE BLOOD SHIP” 




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NEIL 

HAMILTON 

STOCK, ROAD AND BROADWAY 

Leading man to Cecil Spooner in stock — Broad- 
way and road shows with DeWolf Hopper, Grace 
George, Peggy Wood. 

FROM ARROW COLLARS 
TO SCREEN 

Posing as stepping stone to screen career. 

D. W. GRIFFITH MY MENTOR 

Featured in D. W. Griffith’s “America” and 
"Isn’t Life Wonderful,” his last two independent 
productions — the four years since with Famous 
Players -recently loaned to Fox to sing “Mother 
Alachree,” which reproduced splendidly. 

OF BEING A MAGICIAN 

Society of Magicians and Hollywood’s Mystic 27. 

-♦ *■ 

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ADELAIDE HEILBRON 

ADAPTATIONS— CONTINUITIES 
ORIGINALS— DIALOGUE 

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"BUTTER AND EGG MAN” 

"HEART TO HEART” 

"CAPTAIN SWAGGER” 

"CHILDREN OF THE RITZ” 

0=9 

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THRILL 

Member of the American 



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AL HILL 

Who : — 

Ran away from home to join a 
circus at the age of ten . . . 
Trouped through America, Eu- 
rope and Asia in vaudeville . . . 
Drove an ambulance with the 
French during the war . . . 
Played in the London musical 
comedy hit “Keep Smiling” . . . 
Ran a night club in New York in 
the Roaring Forties and 

flayed in: 

“Dressed to Kill” “Me Gangster” 
“Stool Pigeon” “Road House” 

“Escape” “Night Stick” 

O 



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request by Motion Picture News. 




LLOYD HUGHES 



Featured 

in 

“THE 

MYSTERIOUS 
ISLAND ” 

A Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer Production 

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My sincere thanks to the 
Newspaper and Photoplay 
Magazine Editors for the 
many kindnesses extended 
to me in the past. 



Harry 

Lamgdom 

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garding feature story 
material and art, please 
address inquiries to 
Motion Picture News, 
Hollywood, Calif. 





PAUL LENI 

Director 

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Brought to America in 1926 the 
fruits of a varied career in Germany 
. . . stage director and director of 
opera . . . originator and producer in 
his own theater, Die Gondel, of a 
repertoire entertainment as distinctive 
as the Grand Guignol or the Follies 
. . . the forerunner of the sound pic- 
ture technique of tomorrow . . . mo- 
tion picture director since 1912; later 
with U F A . . . director of "THE 
THREE WAXWORKS” . . . after 
which Universal brought him to 
America, where he has directed 



"THE CAT AND THE CANARY” 

"THE MAN WHO LAUGHS” "THE LAST WARNING” 



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— ifr 

MONTAGU 

LOVE 



EXPERIENCES IN SPEAKING 

DRAMA AND MOTION PICTURES 



ON STAGE AND SCREEN IN EVERY 

IMPORTANT CITY IN WORLD 



VARIETY OF PARTS— ROMANTIC, 

CHARACTER, MODERN, ANCIENT 

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LEWIS 

MILESTONE 

"THE CAVE MAN” 
"SEVEN SINNERS” 
"THE NEW KLONDYKE” 
"TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS” 
"THE GARDEN OF EDEN” 
"THE RACKET” 



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John 

McCarthy 

DIRECTOR 

Recent Productions: 

"BECKY” 

"DIAMOND HANDCUFFS” 
"LOVELORN” FOR M-G-M 

Highlights: 

One of the first inventors of wireless telephony — 
held long-distance record for sending voice over 
the air — went on the stage soon after completing 
college course — played two years in stock — was 
assistant and technical director for D. W. Grif- 
fith in 1914 — organized his own producing com- 
pany and made pictures for the independent 
market — among these productions were "Out of 
the Dust,” "Ashes of Glory,” "Pals,” "Shadows 
of Conscience,” etc. 

NOW DIRECTING A SPECIAL FOR 

COLUMBIA 









Dwindle Benthall 

and 

Refes McCosfa 

TITLES 

WRITTEN OR SPOKEN 
TO BE READ OR HEARD 

Recent Releases — 

“SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS” 
“BURNING' DAYLIGHT” 

“LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME” 
“HEART TO HEART” 

“THE WHIP” 

“THE NIGHT WATCH” 

“THE CRASH” 



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FRED 

NEWMEYER 

DIRECTOR 

Recent Productions: 

The Night Bird — On Your Toes 
— That’s My Daddy, with Reginald 
Denny — W arming Up, with 
Richard Dix — It Can Be Done, 
with Glenn Tryon — Scareheads, 
for Fox. 

High Lights for Editor’s Reference 

Played professional baseball 1906 to 
1913. Played on the stage. Started 
directing in 1913. Born Denver, Colo. 
Educated Sacred Heart College, Denver. 
Interested in mining and is a mine owner. 
Was director for Harold Lloyd and made 
some of his most successful pictures, in- 
cluding "Grandma’s Boy,” "Safety Last,” 
"Girl Shy,” "Why Worry,” "The Fresh- 
man,” etc. 




FRED NIBLO 



It is always a pleasure to 
cooperate with Editors. When 
I can be of service to you, 
please call on me by wire, 
letter, or personally. 

Sincerely, FRED NIBLO 

IN PREPARATION, “REDEMPTION” 
WITH JOHN GILBERT, 100% TALK. 

O 

EDITOR’S SUGGESTIONS OF 
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS— 

Long career on stage . . Tpured as 
star in every English-speaking coun- 
try . . Appeared by command before 
Royalty . . Invaded sacred precincts 
of India, China, swamps of Uganda, 
Nubian Desert . . Photographed Afri- 
can jungle . . Risked term in Siberia 
for taking only film ever made inside 
the sacred Kremlin of Moscow . . 
Was interested with George M. Co- 
han in his first ventures . . Wrote 
and produced many successful plays 
. . Screen director of Ben - Hur . . 
Three Musketeers . . Mark of Zorro 
. . Blood and Sand . . Temptress . . 
Camille . . Mysterious Lady . . Two 
Lovers . . Dream of Love . . The 
Enemy .y. etc. etc . 





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PAUL 

PEREZ 

II 



TITLES 

DIALOGUE 

First National 




Harold Dean Carsey 




George O’Brien 



I am being flattered contin- 
ually by the amazing reviews 
coming from newspapers, both 
here and abroad, as a result of 
the characterization I created 
in “Sunrise” — thanks to Mr. 
Murnau. 






Realizing the importance of 
Photoplay Editors to the Motion 
Picture Industry, / am always 
happy to cooperate in every 
way with photos, feature ma- 
terial or information desired. 

/ am extremely grateful for 
your constructive criticism and 
for the many kindnesses shown ^ 
me in the past. 

GEORGE O’BRIEN 



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BODIL 

ROSING 

A Few Suggestions 

for Story Material A 

Born in Copenhagen — Educated in j 

Copenhagen and Switzerland — special- 
ized in languages and music — on stage j ; 
since 16 years old — plays parts from 
ages of 25 to 60 without makeup — 
all roles created by hair, clothes and 
feeling — can drop or add 1 5 years 
while camera is cranking. 

Played Coleen Moore’s mother in "It 
Must Be Lore,” the maid in "Sunrise,” j 
Barthelmess mother in "The Wheel of 
Chance,” peasant woman in " The j 
Patriot,” Marion Nixon’s mother in 
"Out of the Ruins,” Clara Bow’s 
mother in "The Fleet’s In,” Hoot Gib- 
son’s mother in " King of the Rodeo.” 



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Director of: 



■■THE PHANTOM CITY”— "WELLS 
FARGO” — "THE GLORIOUS 
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Amkino Corporation 

Bray Productions 90 

Brenda Pictures Corp 90 

Chesterfield M. P. Corp 90 

Collwyn Pictures 90 

Columbia Pictures Corp 90 

Educational Film Exchanges, Inc 90 

Excellent Pictures Corp 91 

First Division Distributors, Inc 91 

First National Pictures, Inc •. 91 

Fox Film Corp 92 

Hi Mark Productions 92 

Buck Jones Corp 92 

Krellberg Productions 93 

Lumas Film Corp 93 

Mascot Pictures Corp 93 

Metro-.Goldwyn 93 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp 93 

New-Cal Film Corp 94 

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp 94 

Pathe Exchange, Inc 95 

Peerless Pictures Corp 96 

Quality Distributing Corp 96 

Rayart Pictures Corp 96 

RKO Pictures Corp. (FBO) 96 

Sterling Pictures Distributing Corp 97 

Syndicate Pictures 97 

Tiffany-Stahl Productions . 97 

UFA Eastern Rivision Distributors 97 

United Artists Corp 97 

Universal Pictures Corp 98 

Warner Brothers 99 

Weiss Brothers Artclass Picture Corp 99 

World Wide Pictures, Inc . 99 

Zakora Film Corp 99 



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INDEX TO PICTURES 

LISTED ACCORDING TO COMPANIES 



— A— 

AMK.INO CORPORATION 

Czar Ivan the Terrible Russian Drama 112 

Mechanics of the Brain Record of Thought 126 

Station Master, The Russian Drama 153 



— B — 

BRAY PRODUCTIONS 



Comedies 

McDougal Alley Comedies, 2 reels 172 

Skylark Comedies, 2 reels 175 

Whirlwind Comedies, 2 reels 176 



Port of Missing Girls, The 



BRENDA PICTURES CORPORATION 

Modern Drama . . . 



143 



— C— 

CHESTERFIELD MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION 

Adorable Cheat, The Society Drama 100 

Silent' Sentinel, The Melodrama 149 

Sky Rider, The Aviation Drama 151 



Hell Ship 



COLLWYN PICTURES 

Sea Drama 



125 



Alter the Storm 

Beware of Blondes 

Broadway Daddies 

By Whose Hand 

College Hero, The 

Court-Martial 

Desert Bride, The 

Fashion Madness 

Golf Widows 

Isle of Forgotten Women 

Lady Raflles 

Matinee Idol, The 

Modern Mothers 

Name the Woman 

Opening Night, The 

Ransom 

Runaway Girls 

Sally in Our Alley 

Say it with Sables 

Scarlet Lady, The 

Siren, The 

So This Is Love 

Sporting Age, The 

Stage Kisses 

That Certain Thing 

Tigress, The 

Virgin Lips 

Warning, The 

Way of the Strong, The.. 

Wife’s Relations, The 

Woman’s Way, A 



COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORAtlON 

Drama of the Sea 

Crook Drama 

Drama 

Melodrama 

Football Romance 

Post Civil War Melodrama... 

Drama of Near East 

Heart Drama 

Domestic Comedy 

Drama of Love in South Seas. 

Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Modern Drama 

Melodrama 

Heart Drama 

Melodrama 

Modern Melodrama 

Comedy Romance 

Domestic Melodrama 

Drama 

Drama 

Comedy 

’. Drama 

Modern Melodrama 

Comedy-Drama 

Drama 

Drama 

Chinese Melodrama 

Human Interest Drama 

Comedy 

French Underworld Melodrama 



101 

103 

107 

107 

110 

111 

113 

117 

123 

128 

130 

136 

137 

138 
140 
144 

146 

147 

148 
148 
150 
152 

152 

153 
156 
158 
160 
161 
161 

163 

164 



— E— 



EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, INC. 

Comedies 

Big Boy-Juvenile Comedies, 2 reels 

Charley Bowers Comedies, 2 reels 

Cameo Comedies, 1 reel 

Dorothy Devore Comedies, 2 reels 



167 

167 

167 

169 



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Felix the Cat' Series, 1 reel 169 

Lloyd Hamilton Comedies, 2 reels 170 

Lupino Lane Comedies, 2 reels 172 

Mermaid Comedies, 2 reels t 173 

Larry Semon Comedies, 2 reels 175 

Tuxedo Comedies, 2 reels 176 

Short Length Dramas 

Hampton Productions, 2 reels 177 

News Reel 

Kinograms 181 

Miscellaneous 

Curiosities, 1 reel 178 

Educational Special, 1 reel 178 

Hodge Podge Series, 1 reel 179 

McCall Colour Fashion News, 1 reel - 179 

Outdoor Sketches, 1 reel 180 



Back to Liberty 

Bit of Heaven, A 

Bowery Cinderella, A. 
Broadway Madness 

Inspiration 

Into No Man’s Land.. 
Making the Varsity... 

Manhattan Knights 

Satan and the Woman 

Speed Classic, The 

Stronger Will, The 

Women Who Dare 



EXCELLENT PICTURES CORPORATION 

Mystery Melodrama 

Romantic Drama 

Society Melodrama 

Romantic Drama 

Melodramatic Romance. 

Drama 

Collegiate Drama 

Melodrama 

Drama 

Racing Romance 

Heart Drama 

Romantic Drama 



102 

104 

106 

107 
128 
128 
135 
135 
148 
152 
154 
165 



— F— 



FIRST DIVISION DISTRIBUTORS, INC. 



Comrades 

Death Valley 

Devil’s Cage 

Finnegan’s Ball 

Free Lips 

Masked Angel 

Polly of the Movies 

Ragtime 

Souls Aflame 

Temptations of a Shop Girl 



Romantic Comedy-Drama. 

, Drama 

Parisian Romantic Drama 

Comedy 

Mystery Melodrama 

Romantic Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Tin Pan Alley Drama 

Mountain Romance 

Modern Melodrama 



Ill 

113 

114 
118 
120 
136 
142 
144 
152 
156 



FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES, INC. 



American Beauty 

Big Noise.. 

Breakfast at Sunrise 

Burning Daylight 

Camille 

Canyon of Adventure 

Chaser, The 

Chinatown Charlie 

Code of the Scarlet 

Crystal Cup, The 

Drop Kick, The 

Flying Romeos 

French Dressing 

Good-Bye Kiss 

Gorilla, The 

Gun Gospel 

Happiness Ahead 

Harold Teen 

Hawk’s Nest, The 

Head Man, The 

Heart of a Follies Girl, The 

Heart to Heart' 

Heart Trouble 

Her Wild Oat 

Home Made 

Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath.. 

Lady Be Good 

Life of Riley, The 

Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come 

Love Mart, The *. 

Mad Hour 

Man Crazy 

Noose, The 

No Place to Go 

Oh Kay 

Out of the Ruins 

Patent Leather Kid, The 

Private Life of Helen of Troy, The. 

Red Raiders, The 

Rose of the Golden West 

Sailor’s Wives 

Shepherd of the Hills 

Smile, Brother, Smile 



.Romantic Comedy 

. Comedy 

. Farce-Comedy 

.Drama of Alaska 

. Drama 

. Dra ma 

• Domestic Comedy 

. Comedy 

. Melodrama 

. Drama 

. College Drama 

. Comedy 

• Domestic Comedy-Drama 

.Comedy Romance 

.Mystery Melodrama 

Outdoor Action Drama.. 

.Crook Melodrama 

■ Comedy 

• Melodrama of Feud 

. Comedy of Politics 

• Romantic Drama 

. Comedy-Drama 

• Comedy 

• Comedy Drama 

. Comedy 

. Comedy 

• Vaudeville Romance 

. Comedy 

Drama 

Drama of Old Louisiana. 

, Melodrama 

Comedy Drama 

Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Comedy Romance 

Dramatic Romance 

War Drama 

Satirical Comedy 

Western 

Romantic Drama 

Romance 

Mountain Drama 

Comedy-Drama 



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106 

107 

108 
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112 
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Strange Case of Capt. Ramper Drama 

Texas Steer, A Farce Comedy 

Three-Ring Marriage Romance 

Upland Rider, The Western Drama... 

Valley of the Giants Backwoods Drama 

Vamping Venus Comedy 

Wagon Show, The Western Drama... 

Wheel of Chance Melodrama 

Whip Woman * Heart' Drama 

Wright Idea Comedy 

Yellow Lily, The Love Drama 



154 

156 

157 
160 
160 
160 
160 
162 
162 
165 
165 



Arizona Wildcat, The 

Black Jack 

Blood Will Tell 

Branded Sombrero, The 

Chicken A La King 

Come to My House 

Cowboy Kid, The 

Daredevil’s Reward, The 

Don’t Marry 

Dressed to Kill ....- 

East Side West Side 

Escape, The 

Fleetwing 

Gateway to the Moon, The. . . 

Gay Retreat, The 

G : rl in Every Port', A 

Girl-Shy Cowboy, The 

Hangman’s House 

Hello Cheyenne 

High School Hero 

Honor Bound 

Horseman of the Plains 

Joy Girl, The 

Ladies Must Dress 

Love Hungry 

Loves of Carmen 

News Parade, The 

None But the Brave 

No Other Woman 

Painted Post 

Pajamas 

Play Girl, The 

Publicity Madness 

River Pirate, The 

Road House 

Seventh Heaven 

Sharpshooters 

Silk Legs 

Silver Valley 

Soft Living 

Square Crooks 

Street Angel 

Thief in the Dark, A 

Two Girls Wanted 

Very Confidential . 

Why Sailors Go Wrong 

Wild West Romance 

Wizard. The 

Wolf Fangs 

Woman Wise 

Comedies 

Animal Comedies, 2 reels.... 

Imperial Comedies, 2 reels 

Van Bibber Comedies, 2 reels 

News Reel 

Fox News 

Miscellaneous 

Fox Varieties, 1 reel 



FOX FILM CORPORATION 

Western Action Drama 

Western 

Drama 

Western 

Light Comedy 

Society Drama 

Comedy Western 

Western 

Comedy Romance 

Underworld Drama 

Drama of Ghetto 

Melodrama 

Drama of Arabia 

Drama of So. Amer. Jungle 

Farce Comedy 

Adventure Comedy 

Western Melodrama 

Drama 

Western 

Comedy-Drama 

Drama of Convict Camp... 

W estem 

Romantic Drama 

Romantic Comedy 

Comedy Romance .. 

Dramatic Romance 

Comedy-Drama 

Comedy Romance 

Continental Romance 

Western Melodrama 

Romance 

Drama 

Comedy 

Melodrama 

Jazzy Melodrama 

Heart Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Western Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Crook Melodrama 

Heart Drama 

Crook Melodrama 

City Life Drama 

Romantic Comedy 

Farce Comedy 

. Western Melodrama 

Mystery Drama 

Melodrama 

..Comedy-Drama 



102 

105 

105 

106 
109 
111 
111 
113 
115 

115 

116 
116 
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12 ? 

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150 
160 
163 

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164 
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. 176 

181 

. 179 



— H— 

HI MARK PRODUCTIONS 

Adventurous Soul, The Drama 100 

Air Mail Pilot', The Melodrama of Air 101 

God of Mankind Domestic Drama 122 

Thrill Seekers, The Melodrama 157 

Wages of Conscience Drama 160 

Winds of the Pampas Melodrama 164 



— J— 

BUCK JONES CORPORATION 



Big Hop, The. 



Air Drama 



104 



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— K— 

KRELLBERG PRODUCTIONS 

Broadway After Midnight Melodrama of Underworld 106 

Faithless Lover, The ’. Drama 11? 



Bare Knees 

Blondes by Choice.... 
Cheer Leader, The... 

Chorus Kid, The 

Girl from Rio, The... 

Hellship Bronson 

Midnight Life 

River Woman, The... 
San Francisco Nights 
Turn Back the Hours 
United States Smith. 



— L— 

LUMAS FILM CORPORATION 

Drama 

Farce-Comedy 

Campus Romance 

Heart Drama 

Drama 

Melodrama of the Sea 

Underworld Drama... 

Drama of Mississippi. 

Drama of Underworld 

Drama 

Comedy-Drama 



103 

105 

109 

10? 

122 

1-5 

136 

116 

148 

159 

159 



— M— 

MASCOT PICTURES CORPORATION 



Serials 

Heroes of the Wild, 10 episodes 181 

Isle of Sunken Gold, 10 episodes 181 

Vultures of the Sea, 10 episodes 182 



Garden of Allah, The 



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Across to Singapore 

Actress, The 

Adventurer, The 

Annie Laurie 

Baby Mine 

Becky 

Ben Hur 

Big City, The 

Big Parade, The 

Body and Soul 

Bringing Up Father 

Buttons 

Cardboard Lover, The 

Certain Young Man, A 

Circus Rookies 

Crowd, The 

Detectives 

Diamond Handcuffs 

Divine Woman, The 

Enemy, The 

Fair Co-Ed, The 

Forbidden Hours 

Foreign Devils 

Four Walls 

In Old Kentucky 

Latest from Paris, The 

Laugh, Clown, Laugh 

Law of the Range 

London After Midnight 

Love •. 

Lovelorn 

Mademoiselle from Armentieres 

Man, Woman and Sin 

Mysterious Lady, The 

Patsy, The 

Quality Street 

Riders of the Dark 

Road to Romance, The 

Rose Marie 

Skirts 

Smart Set, The 

Spoilers of the West 

Spring Fever 

Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, The 

Tea for Three 

Telling the World 

Thirteenth Hour, The 

Under the Black Eage 

West Point 

Wickedness Preferred 

Wyoming 

Comedies 

Charley Chase Comedies, 2 reels 

Max Davidson Comedies, 2 reels 

Our Gang Comedies, 2 reels 



Romance of Far East 

.Stage Drama 

. Drama 

Romantic Drama 

College Comedy 

Comedy-Drama 

Romantic Historical Drama. 

Underworld Melodrama 

War Melodrama 

Dramatic Love Story 

Comedy 

Sea Drama 

Comedy Romance 

Romance 

Circus Comedy 

Drama 

Comedy-Drama 

Tragedy -Triangle- Underworld 

Romantic Drama 

War Story 

Campus Comedy 

Romantic Drama 

Action Drama 

Crook Drama 

Racetrack Drama 

Light Comedy 

Romantic Drama 

Western 

Mystery Drama 

Tragic Love Drama 

Romantic Drama 

War Romance 

Semi-Tragic Drama 

Romantic Drama 

Comedy-Romance 

Love Story 

Western Melodrama 

Romantic Drama 

Romantic Drama 

. Comedy 

-Society Drama 

• Western 

• Light Romantic Comedy.... 

• Romantic Drama 

• Domestic Comedy-Drama... 

• Melodrama 

• Mystery Drama 

• War Story 

.Military Drama 

• Farce Comedy 

. Frontier Romance 



120 



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Roach Star Comedies, 2 reels 174 

Short Length Dramas 

Great Events Series, 2 reels 177 

News Reel 

M-G-M News 181 

Miscellaneous 

M-G-M Oddities, 1 reel 179 



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NEW-CAL FILM CORPORATION 

Western 



158 



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Adventure Mad 

Barbed Wire 

Beau Sabreur 

Big Killing, The 

Chang 

City Gone Wild, The 

Doomsday 

Drag Net, The 

Easy Come, Easy Go 

Feel My Pulse 

Fifty-Fifty Girl, The 

Figures Don’t Lie 

First Kiss, The 

Fools for Luck 

Forgotten Faces 

Gay Defender, The 

Gentleman of Paris, A 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 

Get' Your Man 

Half a Bride 

His Tiger Lady 

Honeymoon Hate 

Hot News 

Jesse James 

Just Married 

Ladies of the Mob 

Last Command, The 

Last Waltz, The 

Legion of the Condemned 

Love and Learn 

Loves of an Actress 

Magnificant Flirt, The 

Mating Call, The 

Nevada 

Night of Mystery, A. 

Now We’re in the Air 

Old Ironsides 

One Woman to Another 

Open Range . 

Partners in Crime 

Peaks of Destiny 

Pioneer Scout, The 

Racket', The 

Red Hair 

Rough Riders, The 

Secret Hour, The 

Serenade 

Shanghai Bound 

She’s a Sheik 

Shootin’ Irons 

Showdown, The 

Something Always Happens 

Speedy 

Sporting Goods 

Spotlight, The 

Stark Love 

Street of Sin, The 

Sunset Legion, The 

Swim, Girl, Swim , 

Tell It to Sweeney 

Three Sinners 

Tillie’s Punctured Romance 

Two Flaming Youths 

Under the Tont'o Rim 

Underworld 

Vanishing Pioneer, The 

Warming Up 

Water Hole, The 

Way of All Flesh, The 

We’re All Gamblers 

Wife Savers 

Woman on Trial, The 

Comedies 

Jimmie Adams Comedies, 2 reels 



. Drama 

.War Drama 

.Romantic Drama 

. Comedy-Drama 

.Wild Animal Adventures 

.Underworld Drama 

. Paramount 

■ Underworld Drama 

. Farce-Comedy 

. Farce-Comedy 

• Comedy Romance 

. Comedy -Drama 

Romantic Drama 

, Farce-Comedy ,. 

Drama of Crooks 

Romantic Drama 

.Romantic Comedy 

• Comedy-Drama 

.Comedy-Drama 

.Society Drama 

Romantic Comedy-Drama 

, Drama 

Comedy-Romance 

, Western 

Light Comedy 

.Underworld Drama 

, Drama 

, Continental Romance 

. Melodrama of the Air 

. Comedy -Drama 

. Drama of Romance and Tragedy 

French Farce 

, Melodrama 

Western 

Melodrama 

Aviation Comedy 

Drama 

Drama 

Western 

Melodrama of Underworld 

Drama 

Western Melodrama 

Melodrama 

Light' Comedy 

Romantic Drama 

Romant'c Drama 

Romantic Drama 

Melodramatic Romance 

Comedy-Drama . . 

Western ’ 

Drama of the Oil Fields [. 

Mystery Comedy -Drama 

Comedy 

Comedy-Drama 

Romance 

Drama 

Drama of London Limehouse... . 

Cowboy Drama 

College Comedy 

Railroad Comedy 

Emotional Drama 

Romantic Drama 

Comedy Romance of Big Tops.. . 

Comedy 

Western Action Drama 

Melodrama 

Western Drama 

Baseball Romance 

Western Melodrama 

Human Interest Drama 

Drama 

Comedy 



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103 

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108 

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ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Febr. 25, 1928. 

Starring Monte Blue with Edna Murphy. Director, Howard Bretherton. Scenarist, Harvey Gates. 
Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 6,052 feet. 

Theme: Romance of the air. Two brothers love same girl and younger marries her before going 
overseas in air force. His family believe him dead and wife is about to marry older brother when 
her husband suddenly recovers his memory, steals plane financed by his father, makes a solo flight 
across the Atlantic to join his wilfe, and they are re-united. 

References: Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

ACROSS TO SINGAPORE. Produced and distributed by Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Apr. 7, 
1928. Starring Ramon Novarro, with Joan Crawford and Ernest Torrence. Director, William Nigh. 
Scenarist, Richard Schayer. Cameraman, John Seitz. Length, 6,805 feet. 

Thetme: Romance of Far East. Youngest son of sea-faring family wants to become sailor, but 
father and brothers object. He loves girl betrothed to oldest brother. Hiding aboard a cruiser, he 
goes to Singapore, where he is injured in fight to save brother, and latter misses ship. He returns 
home, gets brother’s fiancee, and goes searching, finding him in Singapore. When latter is killed, 
they confess love. 

References: Reviewed issue May 5, 1928, page 1493. 

Advertising: Front cover, Apr. 14; front cover, Apr. 28; insert, May 5; 1547, May 12; insert, May 
19; insert, June 2; front cover, June 9* front cover, Sept. 15, 1928- 

Window Displays: Page 1698, May 19,1928. 

ACTRESS, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, April 28, 1928. 
Starring Norma Shearer with Ralph Forbes and Owen Moore. Director, Sidney Franklin. Adaptation 
and continuity, Albert Lewin and Richard Schayer. Cameraman, William Daniels. Length, 6,998 feet. 

Theme. Stage drama. An adaptation of Broadway play, “Trelawney of the Wells.” Romance 
of pretty actress and young aristocrat is squelched by boy’s tyrannical parent. Girl breaks engage- 
ment and rejoins show. The heartbroken boy learns sweetheart has become destitute, and sends 
father to offer her money. Refusing aid, the father then realizes true character of girl and brings 
lovers together. 

References: Reviewed issue July 14, 1928, page 147. 

Advertising: Front cover, Apr. 14; front cover, Apr. 28; insert, May 5; 1547, May 12, 1928. 

ADORABLE CHEAT, THE. Produced and distributed by Chesterfield. Released, Aug. 15, 1928. Star- 
ring Lila Lee with Cornelius Keefe and Burr McIntosh. Director, Burton King. Scenarist, Arthur 
Hoerl. Cameraman, M. A. Andersen. Length, 5,256 feet. 

Theme: Society drama. Daughter of wealthy manufacturer falls in love with his shipping clerk 
and unknown to her father gets a job as clerk’s assistant under assumed name. He is invited for a 
week-end party at her home, where her brother, through heavy gambling losses, rifles the father’s 
safe and suspicion is turned on the shipping clerk. He proves his innocence and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issued April 21, 1928, page 1273. 

ADVENTURE MAD. Produced by Ufa Prod. Distributed by Paramount. • Released. March 31. 1928 
With Nils Asther and Lillian Hall- Davis. Director, Lothar Mendes. Scenarist, Robert Liebman. 
Length, 5,897 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Wealth Englishman bored with life desires adventure. Crooks, with aid of butler, 
give him plenty of excitement in trying to obtain his money. He is finally imprisoned by crooks, but is 
rescued by wife and cured of his craving for adventure. 

ADVENTURER, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, July 14, 1928. 
Starring Tim McCoy with Dorothy Sebastian and Charles Delaney. Director, Viachetslav Tourjansky. 
Scenarist, Jack Cunningham. Cameraman, Clyde de Vinna. Length, 4,713 feet. 

Theme: Drama. American mining engineer, in love with daughter of deposed president pf Latin- 

American country, becomes enmeshed in intrigues of revolution when he attempts to aid president in 
regaining power. After many dangerous adventures, including a narrow escape from rebel firing squad, 
the engineer succeeds in placing president back as head of government and wins girl. 

ADVENTUROUS SOUL, THE. Produced and distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, Nov., 1927. 
Starring Jimmie Fulton with Mildred Harris, Tom Santschi and Arthur Rankin. Director and scenarist, 
Harriet Virginia. Cameraman, Lew Lang. Length, 5,420 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Worthless son of wealthy man has his sister’s lover kidnapped in his stead while 
he skips off to Paris. Girl’s lover assumes the identity of her brother and is making good when the 
worthless chap appears. At the same time the girl also arrives for a visit. The ensuing complications 
are finally straightened out with the lovers reunited. 

AFLAME IN THE SKY. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Dec. 18. 1927. 
With Jack Luden and Sharon Lynn. Director, J. P. McGowan. Scenarist, Ewart Adamson. Camera- 
man, Joe Walker. Length, 6,034 feet. Western Aviation Drama. 

Theme: Girl, whose parent is being slowly poisoned by foreman and his sister, is forced into 
marriage with the former. She shows her father the villainy afoot and, aided by young aviator, ■ 
succeeds in defeating aims of foreman. Foreman, forced to flee, goes to desert, where he dies from 
thirst. Free again to wed, the girl marries aviator. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1503. 

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5,459 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the sea. Old sea captain, thinking woman had tricked him, detests the lady’s 
daughter when she comes to him for help. When he sees son falling in love with the girl, he forbids 
the match. He realizes his error in time to save the young people from drowning and weds them 
aboard his ship. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 870. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

AIR MAIL PILOT, THE. Produced and distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, Feb., 1928. Starring 
Blanche Mehaffey with Jimmy Fulton, De Witt Jennings, Earl Metcalfe, Max Hawley. Director and 
scenarist, Harriet Virginia. Cameraman, Lew Lang. Length, 5,435 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the air. Young air mail pilot arouses wrath of father of girl he loves, result 
being that he is forbidden to see her. However, he finds that his rival plans to rob the air mail. 
Villain makes his haul, tries to shift blame on others but airman and girl pursue him and bring him 
down to earth where he gets his just deserts. 



AIR PATROL, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. Starring A1 
Wilson with Elsa Benham, Jack Mower, Frank Tommick. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Adaptor, 
William Lester. Cameraman, William Adams. Length, 4,259 feet. 

Theme: Western .airplane melodrama. Pilot of Secret Service Air Patrol gets himself discharged by 
superior officer in order that he may gain confidence of diamond smugglers using planes in their 
work. He meets gang leader’s sweetheart and they fall in, love. Leader, becoming suspicious of him, 
makes him prisoner, but he escapes in time to frustrate transportation of contraband jewels and, 
wins girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



ALBANY NIGHT BOAT, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, July 20, 1928. 
Starring Olive Borden with Ralph Emerson and Duke Martin. Director, A1 Raboch. Scenarist, 
Wellyn Totman. Cameraman, Ernest Miller. Length, 5,844 feet. 

Theme: Domestic triangle. Two shipmates on an Albany night boat are the best of friends until a 
girl comes along, wins the younger of them and causes the other to burn with jealousy. The newly- 
weds take him in as a boarder, but he attempts to attack the wife and is beaten by the husband in 
a struggle. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 



ALEX THE GREAT. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, May 13, 1928. With Richard 
“Skeets” Gallagher and Albert Conti. Director, Dudley Murphy. Scenarist, Anne McNight. Camera- 
man, Virgil Miller. Length, 5,886 feet. 

Theme: Comedy in which a small town wisecracker invades New York and, through his freshness, 
wins himself a general sales manager’s job and the hand of the daughter of a wealthy manufacturer. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 965. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 



ALIAS THE DEACON. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 22, 1928. With Jean 
Hersholt, June Marlowe and Ralph Graves. Director, Edward Sloman. Scenarist, Charles Kenyon. 
Cameraman, Gilbert Warrenton. Length, 6,869 feet. 

Theme: Based on stage play of same name. .Card sharp aids fortunes of girl and boy when latter 
is accused of robbery. He finds real thief and presents them with reward. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1928, page 1266. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 2590-91, July 1; 248, July 29, 1927. 

ALMOST HUMAN. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Dec. 26, 
| '27. Starring Vera Reynolds with Kenneth Thomson. Director, Frank Urson. Scenarist, Clara 
Beranger. Cameraman, Lucien Andriot. Length, 5,596 feet. 

Theme: Drama of two humans and their dogs. The couple are separated, but the dogs bring them 
together again. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 963. 

Advertising: Insert, Aug. 26; insert, Oct. 21, 1927. 



AMERICAN BEAUTY. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures, Inc. Released, Oct. 9, 
1927. Starring Billie Dove with Lloyd Hughes. Director, Richard Wallace. Adaptation, Carey Wilson. 
Cameraman, George Folsey. Length, 6,333 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy of working girl with ambition to be rich. After setting trap for wealthy 

man she realizes that love of poor but honest youth is best. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1927, page 1266. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 975, Sept. 30; 1235, Oct. 21; 1313, Oct. 28, 1927. 
Exploitation: Page 1339, Apr. 28, 1928. 



ANGEL OF BROADWAY, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Oct. 3, 1927. Star, Leatrice Joy. Director, Lois Weber. Scenarist, Lenore J. Coffee. Cameraman, 
Arthur Miller. Length, 6,555 feet. 

Theme: Drama of girl who imitates Salvation Army lassie in night club show, making her parody 
of religion a drawing card at her club. Young truck driver, who worships her, finds out her double 
dealing. The girl realizes her folly and repents. She and the young man find happiness together.. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16.1927, page 1903. 

Advertising: Insert, July 29; insert, Sept. 30; 2 page insert, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 21; insert, 
Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18: insert, Nov. 25; 1873, Dec. 16, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1818, Dec. 9, 1927. 



ANNIE LAURIE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Sept. 17, 1927. 
Starring Lillian Gish with Norman Kerry. Director, John S. Robertson. Scenarist, Josephine Lovett. 
Cameraman, Oliver Marsh. Length, 8,730 feet. 



Theme: Romantic drama inspired by song, with wars of Scottish highland clans as a background, 
i ° ¥* 1’ Annie Laurie, is desired by leaders of rival MacDonald and Campbell clans. She loves young 
Ian MacDonald, which further arouses ire of Donald Campbell. In clan battle Donald is slain. The 
lovers marry and peace settles over the highlands. 

References: Reviewed issue May 27, 1927, page 2090. 

• Ad y er ''sing: Insert, June 5; insert, July 17; insert, Aug. 14, 1926; insert, May 20; insert, May 27; 
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APACHE RAIDER, THE. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Released, Feb. 12, 1928. Star and 
director, Leo Maloney. Scenarist, Ford. I. Beebe. Cameraman, Edward Kull. Length, 5,755 feet. 

Theme: Western drama of young westerner who gets his cattle back from unscrupulous rancher, kills 
him in gun duel, and wins pretty girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 18, 1928, page 572. 

Advertising: Insert, Nov. 4, 1927. 

ARIZONA CYCLONE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released. May 6, 1928. Starring Fred 
Humes with Margaret Gray, Pee Wee Holmes, Ben Corbett. Director, Edgar Lewis. Scenarist, Wit- 
Ham Lester. Cameraman, Ed. Linden. Length 4,076 feet. 

Theme: Western. Owner of ranch sells stock to crook, who plans to get his money back. Young 
foreman of ranch, who loves owner’s daughter, is spirited away and his crooked cousin, his double, 
takes his place. The plan works well until the trickery is discovered, and the thieves cast into jail. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

ARIZONA WILDCAT, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. 
Starring Tom Mix with Dorothy Sebastian and Ben Bard. Director, R. William Neill. Scenarist, 
John Stone. Cameraman, Dan Clark. Length, 4,665 feet. 

Theme: Western action drama. Westerner meets girl of his boyhood days and discovers that she 

is prospective victim of a pair of fleecers. When her brother’s polo team is on the verge of (defeat 

through the playing of one of the crooks, the boy arrives on the scene just in time to win the 
game and save girl from the crooks. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 963. 

Advertising: Insert, May 8, 1926; insert, May 20; 1304, Oct. 28, 1927. 

AVENGING SHADOW, THE. Produced by McConnell Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, April 
29, 1928. Starring Klondike (Dog). Director, Ray Taylor. Scenarist, Bennett Cohen. Cameramen 
Harry Cooper and David Smith. Length, 4,293 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. A young bank messenger is sentenced to the pen on a charge of stealing a 

payroll. Through the efforts of his dog he reveals the real thieves. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1043. 



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BABY MINE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Jan. 21, 1928. Starring 
Karl Dane and George K. Arthur with Charlotte Greenwood. Director, Robert Leonard. Scenarists, 
F. Hugh Herbert and Lew Lipton. Adaptation, Sylvia Thalberg. Cameraman, Faxon Dean. Length, 
5,139 feet. 

Theme: An exaggerated college comedy from Margaret Mayo’s stage play. Two college boys meet 
their Waterloo during the semester, and one becomes a wrestler in order to marry the maid. The 
other manages to win his girl without this extra effort. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 141. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; front cover, Jan. 28; front cover, Mar. 
24; 1547, May 12, 1928. 

BACHELOR’S PARADISE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, March 15, 1928. 
With Sally O’Neill and Ralph Graves. Director, George Archainbaud. Scenarist, Curtis Benton. 
Cameraman, Chester Lyons. Length, 6,147 feet. 

Theme: Drama of romance and fight ring. Pugilist sprains ankle during street brawl and is taken 
care of by girl who loves him. Believing her love is returned, she makes preparations for their 
marriage. Deserting girl at altar, fighter realizes love for girl, when her vision appears to him, while' 
down for count in ring, and enables him to win battle. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 
4, 1927. Starring Renee Adoree with Walter Long, Robert Frazer and Mitchell Lewis. Director, 
Irvin Willat. Scenarist, Charles Logue. Cameraman, George Robinson. Length, 5,751 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of Northwest. Northwest trapper is forced to commit murder in self-defense. 
His deed is known only to villainous sea captain and his daughter agrees to marry sea captain to 
protect her father. The story is revealed to American engineer, who plans their escape. This Ss 
effected with the assistance of the vicious dog whom the heroine has befriended. 

References: Review issue July 29, 1927, page 290. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 2590-91, July 1; 248, July 29; 316-17, August 5, 1927. 

BACK TO LIBERTY. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures. Released, Nov. 15, 1927. 
Starring George Walsh with Edmund Breese. Director, Bernard McEveety. Scenarist, Arthur 

Hoerl. Cameraman, Marcel Le Picard. Length, 5,980 feet. 

Theme: Mystery melodrama. Man, associated with two other crooks, has beautiful daughter. Girl 

meets one crook and falls in love with him. He is forbidden the house. Other crook kills girl’s father 
and her lover is suspected of the murder. Girl through clever ruse, traps murderer into confessing 
crime, and girl and sweetheart are made happy. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1927. 

BALLYHOO BUSTER, THE. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Jan. 8, 1928. Starring Buffalo Bill, Jr. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Ingraham. 
Cameraman, Ray Reis. Length, 4,805 feet. 

Theme: Western drama of cowhand, who, robbed of his money, temporarily joins medicine show and 
succeeds in getting his money back from the crooks who drugged him. His girl leaves him; when 
he becomes penniless, but another girl proves to be loyal and helps him to recover the stolen bills. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2035. 

BANDIT’S SON, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. Star, 
Bob Steele. Director, Wallace Fox. Scenarist, Frank Howard Clark. Cameraman, Nick Musuraca. 
Length, 4,789 feet. 

Theme: Western. Ex-gunman, accused of murder and robbery, is saved by his son, who finds the 
real culprit and stops his dad from being lynched. Restored to good standing he marries daughter of 
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BANTAM COWBOY. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, Aug. 12, 1928. Starring Buzz 
Barton with Nancy Drexel and Frank Rice. Director, Louis King. Adaptation, Frank Howard 
Clark. Cameraman, Roy Eslick. Length, 4,893 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Bantam cowboy and his pal rescue sheriff’s sweetheart, who has 
been kidnapped by father’s ranch foreman, and also saves life of father. Crooks, swearing vengeance, 
tell sheriff that pals did the kidnapping and he arrests them. Girl’s father finally apprehends real 
bandits, pals are freed and sheriff and his sweetheart are happy. 

BARBED WIRE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 10, 1927. Starring Pola 
Negri with Clive Brook and Einar Hanson. Director, Rowland V. Lee. Adaptation, Jules Furthman. 
Cameraman, Bert Glennon. Length, 6,951 feet. 

Theme: Adapted from Hall Caine’s “Woman of Knockaloe.” War drama. French, peasant girl 
falls in love with German prisoner. Saved from French officer’s attack by her lover, she is despised 
by her village when her feelings for him become known. With the return of her supposedly lost 
brother, all .such hatreds dissipate and happiness results. 

References: Advertising: Insert, Dec. 4; 2464, Dec. 31, 1926; insert, May 13; insert, May 27; insert, 
July 22; 81, July 15; 417, Aug. 12; 565, 568, Aug. 26; 736-37, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 885, Sept. 23; 
1151, Oct. 14; 1528, Nov. 18; insert, Dec. 30, 1927; 760, Mar. 10. 1928. 

BARE KNEES. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, June, 1928. 
Starring Virginia Lee Corbin with Donald Keith, Jane Winton, Johnnie Walker, Forrest Stanley, 
Director, Erie C. Kenton. Scenarist, Harold Shumate. Cameraman, James Diamond, Length, 5,268 feet. 

Theme: Drama in which a flapper visits her married sister in a small town and shocks them with 
her modernism. She gradually converts them to her ideas, and rescues her sister from becoming 
unfaithful to her husband. 

Theme: Romantic comedy of working girl with ambition to be rich. After setting trap for wealthy 
man she realizes that love of poor but honest youth is best. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 280. 

Advertising: Pages 2257, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927; inside front cover, Feb. 4, 1928. 

BEAU SABREUR. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 7, 1928. With Gary 
Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery, William Powell. Director, John Waters. Adaptor, Tom Geraghty. 
Cameraman, C. Edgar Schoenbaum. Length, 6,536 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama from novel of Percival C. Wren of French Foreign Legion, with central 
figure combining love and duty in fighting his enemies and saving the heroine. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 280. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 4, 1926 ; 271, Jan. 28; one page insert, May 13; insert, May 20; 81, July 15; 
insert, July 22; 246, July 29; 418, Aug. 12; 736-37, Sept. 9; insert. Sept. 16; insert, Sept. 30; 1528, Nov. 
18; 1608, Nov. 25; 1857, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; two page insert, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, 
Jan. 7; insert, also page 171, Jan. 21; insert, Feb. 4; insert, also page 411, Feb. 11; insert, Feb. 18; 
760, Mar. 19; 1237, Apr. 21, 1928. 

BEAUTIFUL BUT DUMB. Produced and distributed by Tiflany-Stahl. Released, Aug. 1, 1928. Starring 
Patsy Ruth Miller with Charles Byers and Gretel Yoltz. Director, Elmer Clifton. Scenarist, John 
Francis Natteford. Cameraman, Guy Wilkie. Length, 6,157 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance of a steno’s successful crusade to snare her boss. She learns her person- 
ality has no appeal, so she drops her mannish clothes and blossoms forth as a simpering flapper. 
She develops sex appeal plus and though her boss is nonplussed for a time she wins him in the end. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

BECKY. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Nov. 12, 1927. With Sally 
O’Neill and Owen Moore. Director, John P. McCarthy. Scenarist, Marion Constance Blackton. 
Cameraman, John Arnold. Length, 6,433 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of a girl’s hesitancy in choosing between two men. She thinks she loves 

the rich one, but when he begins to slander her the poor man shows his rival his error. Becky then 
realizes her affection for her poor lover, a crook, and he reforms. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1818, Dec. 9; 2028., Dec. 30, 1927. * 

BEN HUR. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Oct. 8, 1927. With Ramon 

Novarro, Betty Bronson, May McAvoy, Carmel Myers and Francis X. Bushman. Director, Fred 
Niblo. Adaptation, June Matljis. Scenarists, Carey Wilson and Bess Meredyth. Cameramen, Rene 
Guissart, Karl Struss, Percy Hilburn and Clyde De Vinna. Length, 11,693 feet. 

Theme: Romantic historical drama. .In Jerusalem during Herod’s reign, Ben Hur, son of a wealthy 
Jew, and Messala, a Roman, are boyhood friends, but separate later because of racial differences 
Through Messala’s treachery Ben Hur serves three years in the galleys. He falls in dove with 

Esther. In a great chariot race at Antioch he wins, despite foul play by Messala. He escapes a plot 

by Messala against his life and weds Esther. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 16, 1926, page 301. 

Advertising: Pages 7, July 1; 117, July 8; 1085, 1088, Sept. 2; 2365, Nov. 11; 2725, Dec. 2; 2845, Dec. 

9; 2981, Dec. 16, 1922; 660, Feb. 10; 884, Feb. 24. 1923 ; 2156, May 8; front cover, May 29; insert, June 

5; insert, July 17; insert, Dec. 11, 1926 ; 8, Jan. 7; insert, May 27; 2252, June 10; front cover also 2324, 
June 17; insert, July 8; front cover also 88, July 15; front cover, July 22; front cover also insert, July 
29; insert, Aug. 5; insert, Aug. 12; front cover also 489, Aug. 19; 2 page insert also front cover, Sept. 
9; insert, Sept. 23; front cover, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 14; front cover, Oct. 21; front cover also 

insert, Oct. 28; front cover, Nov. 4; 1468, Nov. 11, 1927 ; 9, Jan. 7; front cover, Jan. 14; front cover, 

also 174, Jan. 21; front cover, Jan. 28; front cover, also insert, Feb. 11; 489, Feb. 18; front cover, Feb. 
25; insert, Mar. 3; insert. Mar. 10; front cover. Mar. 24; front cover, also insert, Mar. 31; 1647, May 

12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2; 2151. June 30, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1496, Nov. 11; 1819, Dec. 9; 1964, Dec. 23, 1927; 207, Jan. 21; 887, Mar. 17, 1928 

BEWARE OF BLONDES. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, July 1, 1928. Starring 
Dorothy Revier, Matt Moore, Roy D’Arcy with Robert Edeson and Hazel Howell. Director, George 
B. Seitz. Scenarist, Peter Milne. Cameraman, Joe Walker. Length, 5,649 feet. 

Theme. Crook drama. Two gangs of jewel thieves plan to steed valuable emarald in transit from 
San Francisco to Honolulu. Bank messenger is warned to beware of blondes, as one is notorious 
international crook. Messenger falls for blonde on boat, is doped and jewel robbed. Climax reveals 
girl who has taken emerald, as detective sent to outwit crooks. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 



BEWARE OF MARRIED MEN. Produced and distributed by Warner. Released, January 14, 1928. 



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Starring Irene Rich with Clyde Cook, Audrey Ferris, Myrna Loy. Director, Archie L. Mayo. 
Scenarist, E. T. Lowe, Jr. Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 5,421 feet. 

Theme: Domestic farce. Girl in love with noted divorce lawyer attempts to save younger sister 

from wiles of a married man. The younger sister elopes with boy friend and returns to find older 
sister being molested by married man. In attempting to give aid both are embarrassed, at his home 
with the simultaneous arrival of lawyer turd the wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 281. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

BEYOND LONDON’S LIGHTS. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, March 18, 1928. With 

Lee Shumyvay and Gordon Elliott. Director, Tom Terris. Scenarist, Jean Dupont. Cameraman, 
Robert De Grasse. Length, 5,583 feet. 

Theme. Drama in which a poor girl is neglected by her society lover, and befriended by a London 
artist who falls in love with her and wins her when the original lover decides he does not really love 
his titled fiancee. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 25, 1928, page 642. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

BIG CITY, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Feb. 18, 1928. Star- 
ring Lon Chaney with Betty Compson, Marceline Day, James Murray. Director, Tod Browning. 
Scenarist, Waldemar Young. Cameraman, Henry Sharpe. Length, 6,838 feet. 

Theme. Underworld melodrama. Gang leader and his chief lieutenant both love girl who works in 
costume shop which serves as a blind for gang. When leader realizes that girl loves his aide they 
engage in gun battle and leader is seriously wounded. He refuses to tell police whom assailant was 
and suddenly realizes girl should have man she desires. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1040. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927 ; 489, Feb. 18; insert, Mar. 10; front 
cover. Mar. 24; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1205, Apr. 14, 1928. 

BIG HOP, THE. Produced and distributed by Buck Jones Corp. Released, August 31, 1928. Starring 
Buck Jones with Jobyna Ralston. Director, James W. Plorne. Adaptation, B. J. Mack. Cameraman, 
A1 Seigler. Length, 6,555 feet. 

Theme: Air drama in which an unsuccessful ranch hand becomes an aviator, is financed for the 

trans-Pacific race by the father of the girl he loves, crashes at sea, is picked up by a passing ship 
and returns to marry the girl. 

References : Reviewed issue October 6, 1928, page 1097. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 16; 2167, June 30, 1928. 

BIG KILLING, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, May 19, 1928. With Wallace 
Beery and Raymond Hatton. Director, F. Richard Jones. Scenarists, Gilbert Pratt and Grover Jones. 
Cameraman, Alfred Gilks. Length, 5,930 feet. 

Theme: Comedy -drama. Two “would be” sharpshooters appearing with travelling carnival in 

mountain town, become enmeshed in family feud of the Beagles and Hicks. They are treated to 
many adventures, before they finally bring peace between the warring factions, through the mar- 
riage of boy and girl lovers of the two families. 

References: Reviewed issue July 7, 1928, page 53. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

BIG NOISE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, March 25, 1928. With Chester 
Conklin, Sam Hardy, Alice White, Ned Sparks, Bodil Rosing. Director, Allan Dwan. Adaptor, Tom 
Geraghty. Cameraman, Ted Pahle. Length, 7,412 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Concessionaire at Coney Island loves daughter of subway guard, but she loves 

son of upstate dairyman. Concessionaire is made hero by newspapers when he is hurt in subway, surd 
he makes plans for marriage without girl’s consent. At wedding party, she fails to appear, but later 
returns married to upstate boy. 

References: Reviewed issue May 12, 1928, page 1588. 

BIG PARADE, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Sept. 10, 1927. 
Starring John Gilbert with Renee Adoree. Director, King Vidor. Scenarist, Harry Behn. Camera- 
man, John Arnold. Length, 11,519 feet. 

Theme: War melodrama. Jim Apperson enlists on outbreak of war and pals up with Bull surd 

Slim of his company. All three are attracted by Melisande, pretty French girl, who favors Jim. 
Slim is killed while attacking a machine-gun nest. Bull dies and Jim is wounded but rescued, and 
he goes home. Later he returns to France and claims Melisande. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 28, 1925, page 2566. 

Advertising: Front cover, also page 2490, May 23; insert, June 13; insert, June 20; front cover 
also insert, June 27; front cover also insert, July 4; insert, July 11; insert, July 18; insert, July 25; 
insert, Aug. 1, 1925; 2156, May 8; front cover, May 29; insert, June 5; insert, uly 17; insert, Dec 
11, 1926 ; 8, Jan. 7; insert, May 27; 2252, June 10; front cover also 2324, June 17; front cover, July 1; 
insert, July 8; front cover, also 88, July 15; front cover, July 22; front cover also insert, July 29; 

insert, Aug. 5; insert, Aug. 12; front cover also 489, Aug. 19; 2 page insert, Sept. 2; insert, Sept. 23: 

front cover, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 14; front cover also insert, Oct. 21; front cover, also insert, 
Oct. 28; front cover, Nov. 4, 1927; 9, Jan. 7; front cover. Jan. 14; front cover, also 174. Jan. 21; front 
cover, Jan. 28; front cover, also insert, Feb. 11; 489, Feb. 1'8; front cover, Feb. 25; insert, Mar. 3; 

insert, Mar. 10; front cover. Mar. 24; front cover also insert, Mar. 31; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; 

insert, June 2; 2151, June 30, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1183, Sept. 25, 1926. 

Exploitation: Pages 795, Feb. 13, 1926 ; 996, Sept. 30; 1257-58, Oct. 21; 1334, Oct. 28; 1641, Nov. 25; 
2088, Dec. 31, 1927; 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

BIT OF HEAVEN, A. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, May 15, 1928. 
Starring, Bryant Washburn and Lila Lee with Richard Tucker, Otto Lederer, Lucy Beaumont. 
Director, Cliff Wheeler. Scenarist, Elsie Werner. Cameraman, Cliff Werner. Length, 7,000 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Millionaire disrupts aunt’s plans by marrying show girl. Aunt and 

her choice poison his mind after a few months, and his wife returns to the stage while he goes to 
Paris for divorce. Both still love each other despite oft and When he returns, divorced, to learn he 
is about to become a father, they are reconciled and remarry. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1927. 

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31 1928 With Jobyna Ralston, Mae Busch, Robert Frazer, Lila Lee. Director, James W. Horne. 

Scenarist, Henry McCarty. Cameramen, Steve Norton and Max Dupont. Length, 6,216 feet. 

Theme: Jazz melodrama. Girl, repressed, flings convention to the winds upon death of father. His 
attorney reproves her. She scorns his suggestions, but later enters into an agreement with his co- 
worker to pay him certain sum each year, if he wall marry her. He refused but finally consents. 
Later in reckless drive, he becomes blind. She is repentant, he regains his sight, and she becomes 
happy when she discovers he loves her. 

BLACK JACK. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Sept. 25, 1927. Starring Buck 
Jones with Barbara Bennett. Director, Orville O. Dull. Scenarist, Harold Shumate. Cameraman, 
Reginald Lyons. Length, 4,777 feet. 

Theme. Western in which young cowboy secures two pieces of a silver dollar which match his 
own piece. With the complete coin he locates a rich ore mine. 

References: Reviewed issued March 3, 1928, page 752. 

BLONDE FOR A NIGHT, A. Produced by DeMille Picture Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Feb. 26, 1928. Starring, Marie Prevost. Director, E. Mason Hopper. Scenarist, Rex Taylor. Camera- 
man, Dewey Wrigley. Length, 5,927 feet. 

Theme. Comedy. Husband, just married, neglects wife for buddy. She meets old suitor. All three 
bid for her attentions, but she finally returns to her husband. 

References: Advertising: Insert, July 22; insert, Oct. 21, 1927. 

BLONDES BY CHOICE. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film. Corp. Released, 
Oct. 1, 1927. Starring Claire Windsor with Walter Hiers and Allan Simpson. Director, Hampton 
Del Ruth. Scenarist, Josephine Quirk. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 6,987 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy. Small town natives are horrified when girl opens beauty shop and bleaches 

her hair. Girl meets construction engineer who fallls in love with her, and gets his mother, a society 
woman, to invite girl to party at which townspeople are present. Mother talks some of them into a 
bleach, and town goes blonde-crazy. Girl coins money and marries boy. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2257, June 10; 163, July 22; inside back cover, Oct. 28, 1927. 

BLOOD WILL TELL. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Nov. 13, 1927. Starring 
Buck Jones with Kathryn Perry. Director, Ray Flynn. Scenarist, Paul Gangelin. Cameraman, 
Reginald Lyons. Length, 4,556 feet. 

Theme: Drama laid in the ranch country in which a young foreman wins the gal and licks the 

rustlers, the villainous foreman, and all the rest of the evil bunch. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 750. 

BLUE DANUBE, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, March 
11, 1928. Starring, Leatrice Joy with Joseph Schildkraut and Nils Asther. Director, Paul Sloane. 
Adaptation and continuity, Harry Carr and Paul Sloane. Cameraman, Arthur Miller. Length, 6,589 
feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of a Danube village girl, who is loved by the son of a baron and a hunch- 
back. Her prospects of happiness with the aristocrat are broken when he goes to war. The girl 
believes the hunchback’s lies and weds him. But with the return of the aristocrat the hunchback 
kills himself and the lovers are reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1789. 

Advertising: Insert, July 29; insert, Oct. 21, 1927 ; 862, Mar. 17; 1324, Apr. 28; 1998, June 16, 1928. 

BODY AND SOUL. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Oct. 1, 1927. 
With Aileen Pringle, Norman Kerry and Lionel Barrymore. Director, Reginald Barker. Scenarist, 
Elliott Clawson. Cameraman, Percy Hilburn. Length, 5,902 feet. 

Theme: Dramatic love story. Sold by a drunken father to a mountaineer of questionable charac- 

ter, the girl escapes and marries an old doctor. After he finds her unable to reciprocate his affec- 
tion, and in jealousy of another, the doctor brands girl with his family seal. Death of maddened 
husband brings an end to girl’s misery, and happiness in real love. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1647. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; front cover also insert, July 8; 88, July 15; front cover, July 22; front 
cover also insert, July 29; insert, Aug. 5; front cover also insert, Aug. 12; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Aug. 
26; insert, Sept. 30; 1611, Nov. 25; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

BONDMAN, THE. Produced by British & Dominion Films, Ltd. Distributed by World Wide Pic- 
tures, Inc. Star, Norman Kerry. Director, Herbert Wilcox. Length, 7,000 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama from novel by Sir Hal] Caine. At his mother's deathbed in Sicily, one half- 

brother swears vendetta against his father and family because the parent had deserted mother. 
Simultaneously, in Isle of Man, dying father swears other half-brother to find his other family and 
care for them as he is now well-to-do. Half-brothers come together in strange way, involving a girl. 
Happy ending. 

BORDER CAVALIER, THE- Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 
18, 1927. Star, Fred Humes. Director, William Wyler. Scenarist, Basil Dickey. Cameraman, A1 
Jones. Length, 4,427 feet. 

Theme: Western. Lawton ranch foreman discovers swindlers after boss’ property, whose daughter 
he loves. Lawton trusts swindlers and fires foreman. Regarded with unfriendly eyes by girl’s father 
and swindler, foreman shows up and bests crooks thus winning friendship of boss and the hand of 
his daughter. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

BORN TO BATTLE. Produced by Bill Cody Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Sept. 11, 1927. 
Star, Bill Cody. Director, Alvin J. Neitz. Scenarist, L. V. Jefferson. Cameraman, H. Winstron and 
Dave Smith. Length, 4,875 feet. 

Theme: Western. Young son of family is blamed for an attack on member of family involved in 
a feud with his own. His uncle, really to blame, is also responsible for the feud’s origin. Eventually 
the villain is jailed through the efforts of the boy, who weds a girl of the opposing family. 

BOSS OF RUSTLER’S ROOST, THE. Produced by Leo Maloney Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Re- 
leased, Jan. 22, 1928. Star, Don Coleman. Director, Leo Maloney. Scenarist, Ford I. Beebe. Camera- 
man, Edward A. Kull. Length, 4,833 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Two friends buy ranch and incur enmity of cattleman, who has charm- 

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rustlers, wnose leader is foreman of cattleman’s ranch. Foreman tries to run off with girl but is 
knocked down, and trampled by cattle. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 141. 

BOWERY CINDERELLA A. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 
1, 1927. With Pat O’Malley and Gladys Hulette. Director, Bernard McEveety. Scenarist, Adrian 
Johnson. Cameraman, Art Reeves. Length, 6,900 feet. 

Theme. Society melodrama. Seen at a fashion show where she is a model, a girl whose invalid 
mother she seeks to remove from tenement environment, is given a Eroadway play chance by a 
scheming, wealthy producer. The producer who is separated from his wife, nearly involves the girl 
in a catastrophe, but love and good sense come to her rescue. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1646. 

Advertising: Pages 1639, May 6; 1339, Oct. 28; 1499, Nov. 11, 1927. 

BOY OF THE STREETS, A. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart Pictures. Released, 
Sept. 1927. With Johnny Walker, Mickey Bennett, Betty Francisco. Director, Charles Hunt, Scenar- 
ist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 5,059 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Ned Dugan gets in clutches of crooked politician. Goes with gang to rob 

home and finds that girl was keeping his young brother there after boy being run over. Girl’s brother 
also gets into complications with politician. Ned goes straight but because of girl’s brother, robs 
politician’s safe. Ned is jailed but released on bail, cleans up politician’s gang, and wins girl. 

References: Advertising: Page 898, Sept. 23, 1927. 

BOY RIDER, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Oct. 23, 1927. Star, Buzz 
Barton. Director, Louis King. Scenarist, Frank H. Clark. Cameraman, E. L. McManigal. Length, 
4,858 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama of boy who escapes guardian, member of bandit gang, meets up with 
former partner of his dad and the two become pals. They aid in capturing the bandit gang, who are 
bent on destroying the girl and her father. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1927, page 1001. 

BRANDED MAN, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, May 1928. Star- 
ring Charles Delaney and June Marlowe with Gordon Griffith, Erin Brissoniere and Andy Clyde. 
Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 6,089 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Betrayed by his wife, young husband departs from her life and is thought dead. 
Becoming a hobo, he falls in with a prize-fight manager and fights his way up to the championship. 
He meets a former acquaintance who loved him and falls in love with her. He is free to marry her 
when his wife is killed by a jealous lover. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1929 page 1907. 

BRANDED SOMBRERO, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Jan. 8, 1928. Starring Buck 
Jones with Leila Hyams. Director, Lambert Hillyer. Scenarist, Cherry Wilson. Cameraman, Regin- 
ald Lyons. Length, 4,612 feet. 

Theme: Western in which ranch owner on his death bed confides to his two sons that he rustled 
cattle in his youth on which to start his ranch, the number of head stolen from each outfit being 
shown on his branded sombrero. The elder son after much effort repays each outfit and saves the 
weaker son from prison. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 141. 

BRASS KNUCKLES. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Dec. 3, 1927. Starring 
Monte Blue and Betty Bronson with William Russell and George Stone. Director, Lloyd Bacon. 
Scenarist, Harvey Gates. Cameraman, Norbert Brodin, Length, 6,330 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the underworld in which the daughter of a lifer is entrusted to the keeping 
of a pardoned] prisoner, against whom all sorts of intrigue is directed, but he eventually falls in 
love with, and wins the girl. 

Keferetfces: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1970. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

BREAKFAST AT SUNRISE. Produced by Jos. M. Schenck. Distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, Oct. 23, 1927. Star, Constance Talmadge. Director, Malcolm St. Clair. Scenarist, Gladys 
Unger. Cameraman, Robert Kurrle. Length, 6,042 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy of vivacious young woman who sets her heart on teasing play-fellow by 

flirting with serious youth. Falls in love with latter. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1904. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 975, Sept. 30; 1237, Oct. 21; 1312, Oct. 28; 
insert, Nov. 18; 1694, Dec. 2; 1800, Dec. 9; 1882, Dec. 16, 1927. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2028, Dec. 30, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1500, Nov. 11, 1927. 

Window Displays: Page 1964, Dec. 23, 1927. 

BREED OF THE SUNSET. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, April 1, 1928. Starring Bob 
Steele with Nancy Drexel. Director, Wallace Fox. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, Robert De 
Grasse. Length, 4,869 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Westerner loves Spanish girl but she is betrothed to cowardly 

foreigner. On day of wedding, hero disguised as Mexican bandit kidnaps her, much to her delight. 
Father and posse give chase, but when father discovers that his choice for a husband is a cringing 
coward, he overtakes couple and gives them his blessing. 

BRINGING UP FATHER. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, March 17, 
1928. With Marie Dressier, Polly Moran, J. Farrell MacDonald. Director, Jack Conway. Scenarist, 
Frances Marion. Cameraman, William Daniels. Length, 6,344 feet. 

Theme: Comedy adapted from McManus cartoons. Maggie regards Jiggs as an impediment to her 
ambitions for her daughter. Jiggs buys them a luxurious mansion, but is never invited to the parties. 
He makes believe he has committed suicide and Maggie becomes repentent. Jiggs reveals his ruse 
and they become happy again. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1905. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10, 1928. 

BROADWAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. Produced by Sherman S. Krellberg. Distributed by Krellberg 
Prod. Released Oct. 1927. With Priscilla Bonner, Gareth Hughes, Matthew Betz. Director, Fred 
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Theme: Melodrama of underworld. Society girl strays into hands of underworld chief’s hireling. 
She shoots her betrayer. Queenie, a night club entertainer, because of resemblance to other girl takes 
her place with idea of obtaining money from girl’s parent. When girl is killed, detectives trace double 
crime to Queenie. In court, jury is about to bring in a verdict of guilty when her maid rushes in 
and discloses truth. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1443. 

BROADWAY DADDIES. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, April 7, 1928. Starring 
Jacqueline Logan with Alec Francis and Rex Lease. Director, Fred Windermere. Scenarist, Victoria 
Moore. Cameraman, Silvano Balboni. Length, 5,400 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Broadway butterfly loves millionaire’s son, who poses as poor to test her. But 

she deserts him when she finds his position in life. For a time she dallies with another man, who 
proves a scoundrel. So she makes up with her rich boy and they find happiness in marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 869. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

BROADWAY MADNESS. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 1, 

1927. With Marguerite de la Motte and Donald Keith. Director, Burton King. Scenarist, Harry 
Chandlee. Cameraman, Art Reeves. Length, 6,300 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Cabaret performer is substituted as heiress of large estate, rightfully 
belonging to son of deceased farm owner. Estate is held in trust for two years, during which time 
gold digger must stay on farm. Boy falls for her and romance follows. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1927, page 1185. 

Advertising: Pages 1639, May 6; 853, Sept. 16; 995, Sept. 30, 1927. 

BRONC STOMPER, THE. Produced by Leo Maloney Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Feb. 
26, 1928. Starring Don Coleman. Director, Leo Maloney. Scenarist, Ford I. Beebe. Cameraman, 
Edward A. Kull Length, 5,408 feet. 

Theme: Western. Bronc-rider and his pal are swindled out of $500 by man in charge of rodeo. 

Crook also obtains possession of ranch money belonging to girl and her father, who are faced with 
ruin. The villain has the bronc-rider jailed to get him out of way, but the rider escapes, wins rodeo 
prize and exposes crook. 

Relerences: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 751. 

BUCK PRIVATES. Produced and Distributed by Universal. Released, June 3, 1928. Starring Lya 
de Putti and Malcolm McGregor* with Zasu Pitts and Eddie Gribbon. Director, Melville Brown. 
Scenarist, John B. Clymer. Cameraman, John Stumar. Length, 6,171 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of the army of occupation in Germany and of how a doughboy weds a pretty 

German lass, the daughter of an anti-militarist; and how a hard boiled sergeant married a German 
maid whom he had been dodging. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-A. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 249, July 29; 636-37, Sept. 2, 1927. 

BULLET MARK. THE. Produced by McConnell Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, March 25, 

1928. Starring Jack Donovan. Director, Stuart Paton. Scenarist, Joseph Roach. Cameraman, Alan 
Davey. Length, 4,550 feet. 

Theme: Western drama in which horse herder fights villainy of ruthless ranchmen. He licks them 
all and wins girl in doing it. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1041. 

BURNING DAYLIGHT. Produced by Wid Gunning. Distributed by First National. Released, March 
11 7 1928. Starring Milton Sills with Doris Kenyon, Arthur Stone, Lawford Davidson, Stuart Holmes. 
Director, Charles J. Brabin. Scenarist, Louis Stevens. Cameraman, Sol Polito. Length, 6,500 feet. 

Theme: Drama of Alaska from Jack London’s novel. Prospector in Alaska is in love with a dance 
hall girl. They strike it rich together and go to San Francisco, she as his secretary. There he loses 
interest in girl when taken up by society, but when he is framed on market and loses fortune he 
realizes his mistake. He marries his first love. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1346. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19, 1927. 

BUTTONS. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Dec. 24, 1927. Starring 
Jackie Coogan with Lars Hanson, Gertrude Olmstead and Paul Hurst. Director. George Hill. Adapta- 
tion, Hayden Talbot. Scenarist, Marion C. Blackton. Cameraman, Ira Morgan. Length, 6,050 feet. 

Theme: Sea drama. Ragged little street urchin gains interest of ship captain, and is made page 
boy on trans- Atlantic liner. In exposing the perfidy of captain’s sweetheart and secret lover, boy is 
made to suffer. A terrific explosion occurs at sea and captain and boy are brought together again, 
when latter stands by Captain as ship sinks. They are rescued. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31. 1928, page_1040. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

BY WHOSE HAND. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released. Sept. 15, 1927. With 
Ricardo Cortez and Eugenia Gilbert. Director, Walter Lang. Scenarist, Marion Orth. Cameraman, 
J. O. Taylor. Length, 5,432 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of detective pitted against master crook. Both of them are invited to wealthy 
lady’s mansion and during the night her jewels are robbed. After a complicated series of events 
during which the jewels pass from one hand to another, the crook is caught by the detective. The 
love interest comes in between detective and wealthy lady’s young girl friend. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 74. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1928. 

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CALL OF THE HEART. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 29, 1928. Starring 
Dynamite (Dog) with Joan Alden and Edmund Cobb. Director, Francis Ford. Adaptor, Basil Dickey. 
Cameraman, Jerry Ash. Length, 4,345 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Girl striving to complete title to homestead, is annoyed by neighbor- 
ing cattleman. She refuses his love and he decides to drive her away, but when he tries finds she 
has an aide in stranger and dog. Stranger is government agent sent to get goods on cattleman’s 
crowd. He saves homestead, and girl promises to be his wife. 

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CAMILLE. Produced by Jos. M. Schenek. Distributed by First National Pictures. Released, Sept. 4, 

1927. Starring Norma Talmadge with Gilbert Roland. Director, Fred Niblo. Scenarist, Mme. de 
Gresac. Cameraman, Oliver Marsh. Length, 8,692 feet. 

Theme : Drama. In modern settings, Alexandre Dumas’ famous drama depicts shop girl who be- 

comes toast of Paris, with a multitude of men at her feet, hut who is unable to win the man she 
loves, because gossip attendant upon her fame turns his love to jealous hate. 

References; Reviewed issue May 6, 1927, page 1684. 

Advertising; Insert, Mar. 25; 1428, Apr. 22; 1772, May 13; 2048, May 27; 1 page insert, June 3; 
insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19; 756-57, Sept. 9; insert. Sept. 16; 968, Sept. 30; 1312, Oqt. 28; 1480, 
Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; 1622, Nov. 25; 1693. Dec. 2 r 1882, Dec. 16; 1941, Dec. 23, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1258, Oct. 21; 1496, Nov. 11, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1183, Oct. 14, 1927. 

CANCELLED DEBT, THE. Produced ard distributed by Sterling Pictures. Released, Sept. 1, 1928. 
With Rex Lease and Charlotte Stevens. Director, Phil Rosen. Scenarist, Frances Guihan. Camera- 
man, Herbert Kirkpatrick. Length, 5,200 feet. 

Theme: Romance. Rich girl, social worker in poor section of city, is given ticket, for parking near 
hydrant, by young cop. She uses dad’s influence to get cop demoted, and later falls in love with him. 

References: Advertising: Page 2396, Dec. 25, 1926. 

CANYON OF ADVENTURE. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, April 22, 1928. Starring Ken Maynard. Director, Albert Rogell. Scenarist, Marion Jackson. 
Cameraman, Tom McCord. Length, 5,800 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the early Californians. Scheming Spanish grandee plans to steal lands of a 
neighboring Don and marry latter’s daughter to his worthless son. Plan is foiled through activities 
of an American land-agent, who, with a gang of semi-outlaws, raids the hacienda where girl is about 
to be forced into marriage. When they do hold the wedding American is the groom. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1705. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1928. 

CARDBOARD LOVER, THE. Produced by Cosmopolitan Prod. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
Released, August 25, 1928. Starring Marion Davies w.th Jetta Goudal and Nils Asther. Director, 
Robert Z. Leonard. Scenarist, F. Hugh Herbert. Length, 7,108 feet. 

Theme: Adapted from play by Jacques Deval. Comedy romance, with an American girl and a 
French beauty both pursuing the same man. As the American girl has lost a large sum of money to the 
man she agrees to keep him from the vamp as payment. She uses all her guile to best her rival, 
finally winning the man. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8, 1928, page 802. 

Advertising: Front cover, June 30; front cover, July 28; insert, Aug. 4; front cover, Sept. 15, 1928. 

CASEY JONES. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, January, 1928. With 
Ralph Lewis, A1 St. John, Kate Price, Jason Robards. Director, Chas. Hunt. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. 
Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 6,673 feet. 

Theme: A drama of railroad life. Son of Casey Jones engineer, is in love with girl, loved by the 

division superintendent, and Casey finds himself demoted when he refuses to carry out his superior’s 

orders. When three bandits stetil train, Casey and his son give chase, overpower outlaws, and save 
train from destruction. 

CAT AND THE CANARY, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, 
Sept. 11, 1927. With Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall and Gertruac 
Astor. Director, Paul Leni. Adaptation, Alfred Cohn. Cameraman, Gilbert Warrenton. Length, 
7,190 feet. 

Theme: Mystery melodrama of haunted house with young heiress saved from maniac relative after 

a murder has been committed and a series of baffling events spread before the spectator. 

References: Reviewed issue May 20, 1927, page 1965. 

Advertising: One page insert, Mav 13: 2398, June 24; 490-91, Aug. 19; 554, Aug. 26; 886-7, Sept. 23; 
1030-31, Oct. 7; 1155, Oct. 14; 1295-97, Oct. 28; 1376-77, Nov. 4, 1927; 106-8, Jan. 14; 175, Jan. 21; 605, 
Feb. 25, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 2366, June 17; 1335, Oct. 28; 1571, Nov. 18; 1641, Nov. 25; 1818, Dec. 9; 1964, 
Dec. 23, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 927, Sept. 23, 1927; 956-B, Mar. 24, 1928. 

CERTAIN YOUNG MAN, A. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, May 19, 

1928. Starring Ramon Novarro with Renee Adoree, Marceline Day, Carmel Myers. Director, Hobart 
Henley. Scenarist, Donna Barrell. Length, 5,679 feet. 

Theme: Romance of bored youth who sifter high-hatting all of the girls, falls for a real charmer 

because of her wholesomeness and simplicity. 

References: Reviewed issue June 16, 1928, page 2037. 

Exploitation: Page 470, Aug. 11, 1928. > 

CHANG. Produced by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian Cooper. Distributed by Paramount. Released, 
Sept. 3, 1927. Length, 6,536 feet. 

Theme: Wild Animal Adventure Picture. Concerns a jungle native of Siam and his fsimily. He »s 

ever at war with the stalking tiger and leopard. He sets his traps and captures many of these wild 
trespassers. His children have oodles of fun with a comic gibbon. And he takes life philosophically. 

References: Reviewed issue May 13, 1927, page 1852. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, May 20; insert, May 27; 3-4, July 8; 79-80, July 15; insert, 

July 22; 245, July 29; 312, Aug. 5; 417, Aug. 12; 565, 568, Aug. 26; 736, 738, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 885, 
Sept. 23; insert, Sept. 30; 1137, 1151, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 21; 1292-93, Oct. 28; 1368. Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 
18; 1608, Nov. 25; 1855, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 411, Feb. 11; 760, Mar. 10; insert. 
May 5; 1927, June 9, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 923, Sept. 23; 1257, Oct. 21, 1927. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1964, Dec. 23, 1927. 

CHASER, THE. Produced by Harry Langdon Corp. Distributed by First National. Released, Feb. 
12, 1928. Starring Harry Langdon with Gladys McConnell. Director and scenarist, Harry Langdon. 
Cameramen, Elgin Lessley and Frank Evans. Length, 5,744 feet. 

Theme: Domestic comedy in which badly hen-pecked husband is sued for divorce. Instead of grant- 
ing it. Judge sentences husband to serve as kitchen maid, which he does until he becomes so humi- 
liated he attempts suicide, but takes castor oil by mistake. Wife and mother-in-law think him dead 
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References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1272. 

Advertising: Page 686, Mar. 3, 1928. 

CHEATING CHEATERS. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 9, 1927. 
With Betty Compson and Kenneth Harlan. Diiector, Edward Laemmle Adaptation, Charles Logue. 
Cameraman, Jackson Rose. Length, 5,623 feet. 

Theme: Crook drama in which girl detective gains access to a gang of crooks and joins them in 

their exploits. They scheme to rob the alleged wealthy Palmers, as the latter, al so crooks, scheme 
to rob them, thinking them wealthy. The girl succeeds in cleaning up both gangs. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1971. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 249, July 29, 1927. 

CHEER LEADERS, THE. Produced by Gotham. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, Nov. 1, 
1928. With Ralph Graves and Gertrude Olmstead. Director, Alvin. Neitz. Scenarist, Jack Casey. 
Cameraman, Edward Gheller. Length, 6,000 feet. 

Theme: Campus romance. Two pals enter college but life is made miserable for them by football 
captain, a bully. Both try for team encouraged by their girls. Captain gets in dirty work and one 
boy is expelled while other has to be content with role of cheer leader. At critical point in big game, 
both are pressed into service and win game. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 823. 

Advertising: Pages 225-227, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927. 

CHEROKEE KID, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Oct. 30, 1927. Star, 
Tom Tyler, Director, Robert De Lacy. Scenarist, Joe Kane. Cameraman, Nick Musuraca. Length, 
4,837 feet. 

Theme: Western. A young westerner is falsely accused of murder by a villain, who covets the 
girl and her ranch. However, the young man foils the rascal, of whom it is revealed that he en- 
gineered the killing. The young man wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 750. 

CHICAGO. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, March 4, 1928. With 
Phillis Haver and Victor Varconi. Director, Frank Urson. Adaptor, Lenore J. Coffee. Cameraman, 
Peverell Marley. Length, 9,922 feet. 

Theme: Domestic melodrama. Roxy Hart shoots “other man’’ when he tells her he is thru with 

her. At first appalled, later she glories in the publicity. Husband goes to utmost lengths to save 
her. She is granted freedom but immediately losses publicity. Husband becomes disgusted and 
turns her out. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-B. 

Advertising: Two page insert, June 24; insert, Aug. 5; insert, Oct. 21; 1795, Dec. 9; 1932, Dec. 23, 
1927; 182-83, Jan. 21; 242, Jan. 28; 315, Feb. 4; 482, Feb. 18; 602, 611, Feb. 25; 672-73, Mar. 3; 859, 
Mar. 17; 928-29, Mar. 24; 1324, Apr. 28, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1211, Apr. 14; 1267, Apr. 21, 1928. 

CHICAGO AFTER MIDNIGHT. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, March 4, 1928. With 
Ralph Ince and Jola Mendez. Director, Ralph Ince Scenarist, Enid Hibbard. Cameraman, J. O. 
Taylor. Length, 6,249 feet. 

Theme: Big Bill Boyd, a factor in the underworld is “sent up” for fifteen years and at the expira- 
tion of the term sets out to “get” the man who squealed. He gets him, but the future happiness of 
his daughter becomes involved when crime is wrongfully fastened upon her lover. The gunmen get 
theirs and daughter gets her man. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 896. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15; 1870-71, Dec. 16; 2002-03, Dec. 30, 
1927; 6-7. Jan. 7; 177, Jan. 21, 1928. 

CHICKEN A LA KING. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, June 17, 1928. With 
Ford Sterling, Nancy Carroll, George Meeker, Arthur Stone. Director, Henry Lehrman. Scenarists, 
Izola Forrester and Mann Page. Cameraman, Conad Wells. Length, 6,417 feet. 

Theme: Light comedy from stage play “Mr. Romeo.’’ Prosperous business man finds himself in 

the toils of two gold-digging chorus girls when he tires of his drab wife. Wife goes in for modern 
clothes and spends considerable of his cash to make herself look young again, and wins him back 
to the family fireside. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2117. 

Exploitation: Page 48, July 7, 1928. 

CHINATOWN CHARLIE. Produced by C. C. Burr. Distributed by First National. Released, April 
15, 1928. Starring Johnny Hines with Louise Lorraine. Director, Charles Hines. Length, 6,365 feet. 

Theme: Adapted from play by Owen Davis. Comedy of romantic efforts of Chinatown bus oratoi 

to protect one of his passengers from a gang of Chinamen who covet a mysterious ring in her pos- 
session. After many escapades with Chinks, Charlie rescues the girl, winning her permanent gratitude. 

References: Advertising: Pages 880, 882, 884, 886, 888-90, 895, 897-98, Mar. 17, 1928. 

CHINESE PARROT, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 23, 

1927. With Hobart Bosworth, Marian Nixon, Edmund Burns, Albert Conti and Anna May Wong. 
Director, Paul Leni. Scenarist, J. Grubb Alexander. Cameraman, Ben Klein. Length, 7,304 feet. 

Theme: Mystery melodrama, adapted from Earl Derr Biggers’ story. Girl marries for money, in- 
stead of man she loves, and is unhappy. Twenty years later, a widow in straitened cicumstances, she 
former lover in, trying to dispose of her jewelry. He falls in love with her daughter and they are 
all saved from robbers by a parrot that gives the alarm. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 74. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 2590-91, July 1; 248, July 29, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2038, Dec. 30, 1927. 

CHORUS KID, THE. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, June, 

1928. Starring Virginia Browne Faire and Bryant Washburn with Thelma Hill, Hedda Hopper, 
Sheldon Lewis. Director, Howard Bretherton. Scenarist, Adele Buffington. Length, 5,768 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama of a chorus girl’s venture to capture her childhood. She finds instead love 

and romance in the form of a wealthy man, whose daughter is her chum at school. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1928, page 1212. 

Advertising: Pages 2256, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927. 

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Star. dir >~ tor and scenarist, Charles Chaplin. Cameramen, Jack Wilson and Mark Marlatt. Length, 
6,400 feet. 

Ihemc : Comedy of humble character who gets in and out of tight situations. Joins circus, wins 

laughs and brings happiness to others. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928. page 140. 

Advertising: Two page insert, May 22. 1926; IS, Jan. 7; insert, July 15, 1927; 178-79, Jan. 21; 1332, 
Apr. 28, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 956-C, Mar. 24; 1032, Mar. 31; 1204, April 14, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 827, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Window Displays: Page 1963, June 9, 1928. 

CIRCUS ROOKIES. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, March 31, 1928 
Starring Karl Dane and George K. Arthur with Louise Lorraine. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Scena- 
rist, Richard Schayer. Cameraman, Merritt B. Gerstaa. Length, 5,661 feet. 

Theme: Circus comedy. ; Gorilla trainer takes a dislike to small town reporter who becomes member 
of troupe. To get even with newcomer, trainer puts big gorilla in latter's bed and developments almost 
wreck train. Ex-reporter manages to quiet gorilla and stops train, saving it from destruction. He 
is acclaimed a hero, winning hand of trapeze artiste. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1704. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27, 1927; front cover, Apr. 14; front cover, Apr. 28; insert. May 5; 1547, 
May 12, 1928. 

CITY GONE WILD, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Nov. 12, 1927. Starring 
Thomas Meighan with Marietta Millner and Louise Brooks. Director, James Cruze. Scenarist, Jules 
Furthmann. Cameraman, Bert Glenr.on. Length, 5,408 feet. 

Theme: Underworld drama with Thomas Meighan depicted as a powerful criminal attorney for 

the denizens of gang-land. Following: the murder of his friend, the district attorney, he avenges* 
the crime by obtaining the toga of the district attorney for himself and cleaning up the underworld. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 752. 

Advertising: Pages 246, July 29; insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28; 2063, Dec. 31, 1927. 

CLANCY’S KOSHER WEDDING. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Sept. 17, 1927. 
Star, George Sidney. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Scenarist. Curtis Benton. Adaptation, Curtis Benton 
and Gil Pratt. Cameraman, Charles Boyle. Length, 5,701 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Irishman and Hebrew, business rivals, have many battles and unwittingly come 
to like each other. When the Celt wins his rival's store he relents, taking him into partnership. 
The two families are united by a marriage between the Irishman’s son and the Hebrew’s daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue August 26, 1927, page 593. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2322, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

CLEAN-UP MAN, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Feb. 12, 1928. Starring 
Ted Wells with Peggy O’Day and Hemy Herbert. Director, Wesley Ruggles. Adaptation, George 
Morgan and Lola Moore. Cameraman, J. Hickson. Length, 4,232 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Ranch of a law-abiding rancher contains a number of caves infested 

by a robber gang. Their depredations become so vicious that girl Secret Service agent is sent by 
government to help round them up. She and rancher fall in love and together capture bandit leader 
and his gang. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

CLOTHES MAKE THE WOMAN. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, May 1, 1928. 

Starring Eve Southern with Walter Pidgton. Director and scenarist, Tom Terriss. Cameraman, E. O. 
Miller. Length, 5,209 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Story proposes to tell of Princess Anastasia of Russia saved from execution by 

young revolutionist whom she later meets in Hollywood. Acting together in films, he accidently 
shoots her in scene reenacting execution of Czar’s family, but she recovers and they wed. 

References: Advertising: Insert, July 22; 817, Sept, 16, 1927. 

CODE OF THE SCARLET. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Released, 
July 1, 1928. Starring Ken Maynard. Director, Harry J. Browne. Scenarist, Forrest Sheldon. Camera- 
man, Ted McCord. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of Canadian Mounted Police.. Mountie loves pretty girl whom he rescued, but 
is jealous of roan he sees with her, who is wanted by police. While chasing bandit gang, mountie 
shoots supposed rival. Girl turns upon him and he is dismissed from force. He later learns man was 
girl’s brother, and when crooked mob is brought to justice, pair are reunited. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16, 1928. 

COHENS AND THE KELLYS IN PARIS, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, 
Jan. 15, 1928. With Geo. Sidney and J. Farrell MacDonald. Director, Wm. Beaudine. Adaptation 
and Continuity, A1 Cohen. Cameraman, Charles Stumar. Length, 7,481 feet. 

Theme: A quarreling pair of Irish-Jewish partners sail for Paris to forestall a marriage between 

their son and daughter and find the couple already engaged in housekeeping. A blonde model causes 
complications which are finally ironed out. 

References: Review issue Feb. 18, 1928, page 572. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 13; 2398, Tune 24; 1295, Oct. 28; 1612, Nov. 25; 1864, Dec. 16, 
1927- 106-08, Jan. 14; 175, Jan. 21; 243, Jan. 28; 409, Feb. 11; 604, Feb. 25; 863, Mar. 17; 933, Mar. 
1009,’ Mar. 31; 1189, Apr. 14, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1032, Mar. 31; 1339, Apr. 28, 1928. 



COLLEGE HERO, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Oct. 9, 1927. With Bobby 
Agnew and Pauline Garon. Director, Walter Lang. Scenarist, Dorothy Howell. Cameraman, Joseph 
Walker. Length, 5,628 feet. 

Theme: Two collegiate football players are rivals for fair co-ed. The day before big game Jim 

deliberately trips Bob on field and latter suffers two broken ribs. Jim relents, gets drunk and comes 
back to confess. They rush to the field as game nears end and execute successful forward pass to win 



the contest. 

References: 
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Review issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1826. 

Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15; 1375, Nov. 4, 1927. 
Page 1896, Dec. 16, 1927. 



COLLEGE WIDOW, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Oct. 15, 1927. Star- 






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ring Dolores Costello with William Collier, Jr. and Anders Randolph. Director, Archie L. Mayo. 
Scenarists, Paul Schofield and Peter Milne. Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 6,616 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of the campus in which college president’s daughter vamps leading players of other 

colleges to Atwater that they may win the annual football game from Bingham. She succeeds, saves 
her daddy’s job and wins the football hero. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1344. 

Advertising: Insert, Aug. 1, 1925; 1983, May 1; 2630, Tune 12; 6, July 3; 185, July 17; 634, Aug. 21; 
1134, Sept. 25; 1336, Oct. 9; insert, Oct. 23; 1810, Nov. 13, 1926 ; 7, Jan. 7; insert, Feb. 11; 2050-51, 
May 27; 2114, June 3, 1927. 

COMBAT. Produced by Burton King. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Oct. 23, 1927. Starring George 
Walsh with Claire Adams and Gladys Hulette. Director, Albert Hiatt. Scenarist, Wm. B. Laub. 
Cameraman, Marcel Le Picard. Length, 5,100 feet. 

Theme: Action Drama. Enemies of young inventor plot to get him out of the way. He falls for 
their ad in paper and goes to remote island where it is expected he will be done away with. By dint 
of fistic prowess he escapes island with daughter of his would-be murderer, afterwards wedding girl 
and making his enemies come to terms. 

References: Review issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1503. 

COME TO MY HOUSE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Dec. 25, 1927. With 
Olive Borden and Antonio Moreno. Director, Alfred E. Green. Scenarist, Marion Orth. Cameraman, 
Joseph August. Length, 5,430 feet. 

Theme: Society Drama.. Carefree society girl, blackmailed because she was seen leaving a lawyer’s 

house at night, procures the release of the lawyer when he is brought to trial for killing the black- 
mailer. But the price of his release — her confession in court — makes her a social outcast. However, 
she finds happiness as the wife of the lawyer. 

References: Advertising: Pages 15, July 8; 92, July 15; 559. Aug. 26; 818, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 

insert, Nov. 25; 1682, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 9; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

COMRADES. Produced by James Ormont Productions. Distributed by First Division. Released, Jan. 
1, 1928. Starring Helene Costello with Donald Keith and Gareth Hughes. Director, Cliff Wheeler. 
Scenarist, Ruth Todd. Cameraman, Ted Tetzloff. Length. 5,400 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy-drama.. War breaks out and boy, too young to enlist, gets sweetheart’s 

brother to join, taking his place at the front. Girl,, thinking her lover a slacker, ignores him. In 
France, where she has gone in Ambulance Corps, she learns of her mistake, and her brother’s cowardice. 
She nurses him back to health after he has been dangerously wounded. 

References: Review issue March 10, 1928, page 824. 

CONEY ISLAND. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Jan. 13, 1928. With Lois Wilson. 
Director, Ralph Ince. Scenarist, Jos. Jefferson O’Neil. Comeraman, J. O. Taylor. Length, 6,385 feet. 

Theme: Drama of World’s Greatest Amusement Park. Young roller coaster lessee, secretly in 
love with pretty ticket seller, struggles to free concession from grasping park owner. Park owner 
employs thugs to wreck concession, to prevent lessee making final payment. Lessee after a terrific 

fight, with aid of police saves coaster from destruction, and learns that he is also loved by the girl. 

References: Review issue Feb. 25, 1928, page 642. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15; 1542-43, Nov. 18; 1870-71, Dec. 
16; 2002-03, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 6-7, Jan. 7; 176, Jan. 21, 192S. 

COP, THE. Produced by De Mille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, August 20, 1928. 
Starring Wm. Boyd with Alan Hale, Jacqueline Logan and Robt. Armstrong. Director, Donald Crisp. 
Scenarist, Tay Garnett. Cameraman, Arthui Miller. Length, 7,054 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama in which rookie cop is detailed to run down crook leader, whom he previously 

has befriended and who robbed him of bis bankroll . The cop succeeds, kills the crook and rescues 
the girl who had been in the latter’s power. 

References: Review issue’ Sept. 8, 1928, page 801. 

Advertising: Pages 1752, May 26; 2077, June 23; 2163, June 30; 21, July 7; insert, July 21; 320-21, 
Aug. 4; 581, Aug. 25, 1928. 

COUNT OF TEN, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released. June 17, 1928. With 
Charles Ray, Jobyna Ralston, James Gleason. Director, James Flood. Scenarist, Harry Hoyt. 
Cameramen, Virgil Miller and Ben Kline. Length, 6,279 feet. 

Theme: Story of a prize fighter who loses his wealth because of sponging inlaws. Believing his 

wife is to have a child, he takes a whipping in the ring only to find he had been deceived. His 
brother-in-law had been responsible for trickery and the husband and wife, their misunderstanding 
ironed out, get rid of the inlaws to start life anew. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 869. 

COURT-MARTIAL. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, August 12, 1928. Starring Jack 
Holt and Betty Compson with Pat Harmon, Doris Hill, Frank Austin. Director, George B. Seitz. 
Scenarist, Elmer Harris. Cameraman, Joseph Walker. Length, 6,014 feet. 

Theme: Post Civil War malodrama. Union captain joins guerrilas under assumed name to aid in 
apprehending them. Girl leader of band falls in love with him and he forgets duty. Captain gets 
into brawl, and is about to be lynched by guerrilas, but girl intercedes. Soldiers arrest Captain and 
he is court-martialed, but girl again comes to his rescue, and he is finally exonerated. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 2; 829, Sept. 15, 1928. 

COWBOY CAVALIER, THE. Produced by Action Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Jan. 29, 1928. Starring Buddy Roosevelt. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Inghram. 
Cameraman, Ray Reis. Length, 4,526 feet. 

Theme: Mystery drama of the open range. Girl loses her memory when she sees her uncle brutally 

slain. Young deputy finds out the real villain and straightens out the mess. The girl recovers her 
mental balance and marries him. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 282. 

COWBOY KID, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film. Released, July 15, 1928. Starring Rex 
Bell with Mary Jane Temple. Director, Clyde Carruth. Scenarist, James J. Tynan. Cameraman, 
Sol Halprin. Length, 4,293 feet. 

Theme: Comedy western of young cowboy who becomes entangled in the affairs of girL The latter’s 



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saves the father from financial ruin and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue July 21, 1928, page 219. 



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CRASHING THRU. Produced by Liberty Pictures, Inc. 
Starring Jack Padjan. Director, Thos Buckingham. 
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Theme: Western action drama of hero’s successful efforts to save girl, father and her ranch from 
the grasping hands of an unscrupulous gunman and rustler. He wins the girl after unmercifully 
trouncmg the villain. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 453. 



CRIMSON CITY, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, April 7, 1928. With 
Myrna Loy, John Miljan and Leila Hyams. Director, Archie Mayo. Scenarist, Anthony Coldeway. 
Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 5,388 feet. 

_Theme: Melodrama in which Chinese girl saves Englishman from clutches of Chinese dive-keeper. 

Tne Englishman thinks he is wanted by the police, and avoids the English girl he loves. However, 
he is freed of guilt when the real party confesses, and is reunited to the white girl when the Chinese 
miss renders him a valuable service. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1273. 

CROOKS CAN’T WIN. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, May 11, 1928. With Ralph Lewis 
and Thelma Hill. Director, George M. Arthur. Scenarist, Enid Hibbard. Cameraman, ’Robert Martin. 
Length, 6,291 feet. 

Theme: Un3erworI3 drama. His weakling brother in the power of a gang leader, young policeman 
quits the force and is unable to face his girl after robbery is committed in his beat, the crooks having 
bound and beaten him during the robbery. As truck driver, however, he helps capture the gang 
and is re-instated. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 



CROWD, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, March 3, 1928. With 
Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach. Director, King Vidor. Scenarist, King Vidor and 
John Weaver. Cameraman, Henry Sharpe. Length, 8,538 feet. 

Theme: Drama. His character broken down by monotony of life, and death of his daughter in an 

automobile accident, clerk loses his grip on himself. He is redeemed through faith of small son who 
tells him “I want to be like you, daddy.” This prompts him to live up to this youthful trust, and 
he wins back his wife and prosperity. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 25, 1928, page 642. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 2252, June 10; front cover, also page 2324, June 17; front cover, July 1; 
front cover, also insert, July 8; front cover, also 88, July 15; front cover, July 22; front cover also 
insert, July 29; insert, Aug. 5; front cover also insert, Aug. 12; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Aug. 26; 
insert, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 21; 1388, Nov. 4, 1468, Nov. 11; 1677, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; 2001, 
Dec. 30 : 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; 608, Feb. 25; insert, Mar. 10; front cover, Mar. 24, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1338-D, Apr. 28; 1698, May 19; 1964, June 9, 1928. 



CRUISE OF THE HELLION, THE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, 
Sept. 1927. With Tom Santschi, Edna Murphy, Donald Keith, Sheldon Lewis. Director, Duke Worne. 
Scenarist, George W. Pyper. Cameraman, Walter Griffen. Length, 6,089 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama which reaches its climax aboard a sailing vessel. A crew in mutiny seeks to 

steed a valuable cargo and are defeated after a struggle by a young ne’er-do-well out to make 
good and the daughter of the murdered skipper. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1927, page 999. 

Advertising: Page 898. Sept. 23, 1927. 

CRYSTAL CUP, THE. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures, Inc. Released, Oct. 16, 
1927. With Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall. Director, John F. Dillon. Scenarist, Gerald Duffy. 
Cameraman, James C. Van Trees. Length, 6,386 feet. 

Theme: A dramatization of Gertrude Atherton novel. Attacked by a brute at early age, a girl 

grows into young womanhood with a hatred of men. To ward off their attentions, she marries a 
man in name only, and then in spite of herself falls deeply in love with another. After accidental 
killing of her husband she is able to wed her reed choice. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1647. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 1, 1926 ; 975, Sept. 30; 1237, Oct. 21, 1927. 

CZAR IVAN THE TERRIBLE. Produced by Sovkino. Distributed by Amkino Corp. Released, March 
10, 1928. Starring L. M. Leonidoff. Director, Juri Tarich. Scenarist, K. Shildkert. Cameraman, 
Vladimirovski. Length, 8,300 feet. 

Theme. Russian drama. Czar Ivan of 16th century, inflicts inhuman torture on his subjects. Hero, 
a serf, has inventive mind and is brought into palace. Czarina becomes infatuated with him. Super, 
stitous Czar, believing inventions work of devil, casts hero into dungeon. Czarina is betrayed and 
Czar chokes her to death. Hero falls into bottomless cave in dungeon, and is killed. 

References: Review issue March 24, 1928, page 962. 

Advertising: Pages 1151, Apr. 7; 1587, May 12; 2035, June 16, 1928. 



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DANGER PATROL, THE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, April, 1928. 
With William Russell and Virginia Browne Faire. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, Arthur Iloerl. 
Cameraman, Walter Griffen. Length, 6,076 feet. 

Theme: Canadian mounted melodrama. Girl is forced into loveless marriage, but escapes husband 

and returns to father who has been arrested by a mountie for murder. When officer is snowblind, 
father escapes but girl remains as hostage. Her husband appears on scene, is shot by actual murderer, 
and father is freed. Girl and mountie then speak of their love. 

DANGER STREET. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Aug. 26, 1928. With Martha Sleeper 
and Warner Baxter. Director, Ralph Ince. Cameraman, Robert Martin. Length, 5,621 feet. 

Theme: Underworld melodrama. Based on “The Beautiful Bullet” by Harold McGrath. Society 

man, jilted at altar, seeks death in gangster district. He meets girl, cashier in chop house, who 



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interests him. He pits one gang against another and both desire his death. He marries cashier and 
wills her his money. However, when shot at, girl steps in path of bullet but recovers, and both 
find happiness together. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1666, May 19; 188, July 21, 1928. 

DAREDEVIL'S REWARD, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Jan. 15, 1928. Starring 
Tom Mix with Natalie Joyce. Director, Gene Forde. Scenarist, John Stone. Cameraman, Dan Clark. 
Length, 4,987 feet. 

Theme: Western in which the Texas Ranger rounds up a band of desperate highwaymen, headed 

by the uncle of the girl with whom he eventually falls in love. She is abducted by the bandits after 
her uncle is shot and is rescued by the hero in a mad plunge down the mountainside in an un- 
controllable automobile. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928, page 213. 

Exploitation: Page 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

DEAD MAN'S CURVE. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Jan. 15, 1928. With Douglas 
Fairbanks, Jr., Kit Guard and Sally Blane. Director, Richard Rosson. Scenarist, Ewart Adamson. 
Cameraman, Phillip Tannura. Length, 5,511 feet. 

Theme: Action drama of young inventor, who enters auto classic, emerging successful and proving 

the quality of his own invention — a motor. He has to fight odds to win the racing event, and even 
thinks his girl is against him until after the race, when he finds out that she had been aiding him 
all the time. 

References: Review issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1971. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

DEATH VALJLEY. Produced by Furst Wells Prod. Distributed by First Division. Released, Sept. 1, 

1927. Starring Carrol Nye with Raymond Wells and Grace Lord. Director. Paul Powell. Scenarist, 
Raymond Wells. Cameramen, Jos. Walker, Clifton Maupin and Frank Heisler. Length, 5,960 feet. 

Theme: Drama of lone youth who, striking gold in desert, is robbed by neighboring prospector. 

Latter kills his partner that he may have gold for himself but he dies of snake bite while running 
away. Youth recovers gold. 

References: Reviewed issue August 12, 1927, page 463. 

DESERT BRIDE, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, March 26, 1928. Starring 
Betty Compson with Allan Forrest and Otto Matiesen. Director, Walter Lang. Adaptor, Elmer 
Harris. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,425 feet. 

Theme: Drama of Near East in which Captain of Intelligence Department, who loves the pet of 

French officers, is sent on a dangerous mission where he is made captive. The girl, also a prisoner, 
is brought before him and auctioned off when he refused to divulge hiding place of confiscated am- 
munition seized from revolutionists. They make their escape when French troops storm the palace. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 868. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

DESERT DUST. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Dec. 18, 1927. Star, 
Ted Wells. Director, William Wyler. Adaptation, William Lester. Cameraman, Milton Bridenbecker. 
Length, 4,349 feet. 

Theme: Western. Because of fighting tendencies, cowboy is paroled by judge to work for girl 

ranch owner. When an uncle visits her ranch with large sum of money which is stolen, cowboy is 
suspected. But he captures the two “reformed’’ crooks on ranch, regains money and wins the girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

DESERT OF THE LOST, THE. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Dec. 18, 1927. Star, Wally Wales. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Inghram. Camera- 
man, Ray Ries. Length, 4,933 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. American youth flees to Mexico with detective in pursuit. He discovers 

a half Mexican girl in a sorry plight, her father trying to force her into marriage with a Chinese 
bandit. He saves her from them, and learns that he is not wanted by the police. He/ returns to 
the states with the girl. 

References: Review issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2036. 

DESERT PIRATE, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Dec. 25, 1927. Starring 
Tom Tyler with Frankie Darro. Director, James Dugan. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, 
Nick Musuraca. Length, 4,754 feet. 

Theme: Western. Sheriff swears never to use his guns again. He adopts little orphan and falls 

in love with neighborhood girl, whose father is in clutches of gamblers. They try to accuse sheriff 
of a murder, but the sheriff is '/indicated, foils the gamblers and goes to the girl and is accepted. 

DESPERATE COURAGE. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Jan. 15, 

1928. Starring Wally Wales. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Inghram. Cameraman, 
Ray Reis. Length, 4,398 feet. 

Theme: Western drama of villainous ranchers who attempt to steal the land of another rancher. 
They are defeated through the efforts of a young cow hand, who is in love with the daughter of the 
rancher defending his land. 

References: Reviewed issue, Jan. 21, 1928, page 212. 

DETECTIVES. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, June 9, 1928. Starring 
Karl Dane and George K. Arthur with Marceline Day. Director, Chester M. Franklin. Scenarist, 
Robert Lord. Length, 5,838 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama in which house detective and bellhop are rivals for the love of the public 
stenographer. Burglary is committed in hotel and reward offered for return of stolen jewels. Girl 
promised to marry bellhop if he wins reward. After many exciting episodes, he runs down the burglar 
and outwits the house detective in gaining the reward. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 5; 1547, May 12, 1928. 

DEVIL DANCER, THE. Produced by Samuol Goldwvn. Distributed by United Artists Corp. Re- 
leased, Nov. 19, 1927. Starring Gilda Gray with Clive Brook. Director, Fred Niblo. Adaptation, Alice 
D. G. Miller. Cameraman, George Barnes. Length, 7,000 feet. 

Theme: Drama. White girl, reared in Himalayan monastery, is rescued by adventurous Englishman. 
His sister, displeased, instigates her kidnapping. Englishman searches for her. Temple attendant is 
dispatched to kill him and bring back girl. Englishman bests his enemies and is reunited to girl. 



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Advertising: Insert, July 15; 1686-87, Dec. 2, 1927; 251, Jan. 28, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 470, Aug. 11, 1928. 

DEVIL’S CAGE. Produced by I. E. Chadwick. Distributed by First Division. Released, June 5, 1928. 
Starring Pauling Garson with Donald Keith and Armand Kaliz. Director, Wilfred Noy. Scenarist, 
Isadore Bernstein. Cameraman, Ted Tetzlaff. Length, 5,800 feet. 

References: Reviewed issue, Dec. 30, 1927, page 2035. 

Theme: Parisian romantic drama. Girl is saved from beating by American and loves him. He 
passes out of her life. She becomes dancer at cafe to which he eventually comes. Cafe owner loves 
girl, but she refuses him. He becomes an Apache and swears vengeance. He attacks American, but 
girl feigns death and Apache flees. Girl and American are married. 

DEVIL’S SKIPPER, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Feb. 1, 1928. With 
Belle Bennett and Montagu Love. Director, John G. Adolfi. Scenarist, John Francis Natteford. Cam- 
eraman, Ernest Miller. Length, 5,510 feet. 

Theme: Sea tradegy. Adapted from Jack London story. Woman commander of slave ship captures 
her husband, who had tricked her in her youth. She gives his daughter to the crew, but her husband 
tells her the victim is her own child. Trying to save her, she is stabbed. Her husband and daugh- 
ter safely land and the woman dies. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1787. 

Advertising: Pages 858, Mar. 17; insert, June 23, 192S. 

DEVIL’S TOWER, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, June, 1928. 
Starring Buddy Roosevelt with Thelma Parr, Frank Earl, J. P. McGowan, Art Rowlands. Director 
and scenarist, J. P. McGowan. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 4,533 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Rancher’s son is sweetheart of daughter of contractor, who con- 

structed a deun. Boy’s father, tool for gang of thieves, threatens contractor unless he pays him for 
damage done his ranch. When he learns that crooks are planning to blow up dam, he gets girl and 
her father and they prevent it. Contractor then okays his daughter’s marriage to boy. 

DEVIL’S TRADEMARK, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, April 7, 1928. Starring 
Belle Bennett and William Mor.g. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Dorothy Yost. Cameraman, A1 
Seigler. Length, 5,984 feet. 

Theme: Family drama. Man and wife, crooks, promise to go straight and to return to life of crime 

only if their children show criminal tendencies. Years later, man thinks his children, too, are tainted 
and tries to rob a bank, but finds the old lure gone. He keeps his promise to go straight. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

DEVIL’S TWIN, THE. Produced by Leo Maloney Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Dec. 11, 1927. 
Star and director, Leo Maloney. Scenarist, Ford I. Beebe. Cameraman, Edward Kull. Length, 5,478 
feet. 

Theme: Western. Rancher and his daughter are faced with ruin when gamblers confront them 
with a bill of sale, which the rancher’s son claims is a forgery. A horse trader decides to help them, 
learns of the forgery, impersonates a “twin brother’’ to fool the gamblers and finally gets the goods 
on them. For this service he wins the girl’s love. 

References: Advertising: Insert, Nov. 4, 1927. 



DIAMOND HANDCUFFS. Produced by Cosmopolitan. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Re- 
leased, May 5, 1928. With Eleanor Boardman, Conrad Nagel and Lawrence Gray. Director, John P. 
McCarthy. Scenarist, Bradley King. Length, 6,070 feet. 

Theme: Three stories dealing with the pursuit of a diamond, which brings ill luck to whomsoever 
possesses it. The locale of the first story is an African diamond mine; a triangle in a modem setting 
is the second; and the third is the underworld. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 867. 

Advertising: Front cover, Apr. 14; front cover, Apr. 28; insert, May 5; 1547, May 12, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 48, July 7, 1928. 

DISCORD. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. With Gosta Ekman and Lil 
Dagover. Director, Gustaf Molander. Length, S,586 feet. 

Theme: Society Drama. Avaricious relations force girl to marry wealthy fanner. Used to city 
life she soon tires of his home and returns to city. They come to an understanding only after the 
wife finds her gayety false and her love for her husband the main thing. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1504. 



DIVINE SINNER, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, July. 1928. 

Starring Vera Reynolds with Ernest Hilliard, Nigel DeBrulier, Carol Lombard, John Peters. Director, 
Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Robert A. Dillon. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 5,683 feet. 

Theme: Continental romantic melodrama. Pretty designer in Paris shop, striving to support blind 
brother, becomes tool of crook. They are arrested for forging name of prince. Girl offered freedom 
if she will act as bait to keep prince in his own country, accepts because of her brother. Prince falls 
in love with gill and later gives up throne to wed her. 

References: Advertising: Page 1827, June 2, 1928. 



DIVINE WOMAN, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Jan. 14, 1928. 
Starring Greta Garbo with Lars Hanson and Lowell Sherman. Director, Victor Seastrom. Scenarist, 
Dorothy Farnum. Cameraman, Oliver Marsh. Length, 7,300 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of misguided girl who, after worshipping at shrine of wealth and fame, 

realizes that love can only be won through trust and honesty. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21. 1928, page 214. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, 
Dec. 31, 1927; front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18; front cover, Mar. 24; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; 
insert, June 2, 1928. 



DOG JUSTICE. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, June 10, 1928. Starring Ranger (dog) 
with Edward Hearn and Nita Martin. Director, Jerome Storm. Cameraman, Mick Musuraca. Length, 
5,043 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Trooper thinks sweetheart has committed a murder and is about 

to arrest her, but she escapes. Later girl finds trooper snowblind, and nurses him back to health- 
He decides to renounce uniform, but dog, mascot of the Mounted, prevents him. He puts girl in jail 
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DOG OF THE REGIMENT, A. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Oct. 29, 1927. 
Starring Rin-Tin-Tin with Tom Gallery and Dorothy Gulliver. Director, Ross Lederman. Scenarist, 
Charles R. Condon. Cameraman, Ed du Par. Length, 5,003 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the war in which a young American in love with a German heiress becomes 
an aviator and his plane is brought down at the Red Cross post where she is serving as a nurse. 
Through a forged signature he is ordered put to death, but is saved by his own efforts and those of 
the faithful Rinty. 

References: Review issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1504. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

DOMESTIC MEDDLERS. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Aug. 15, 1928. Starring 
Claire Windsor with Lawrence Gray and Roy D’Arcy. Director, James Flood. Scenarist, Wellyn 
Totman. Cameraman, Ernie Miller. Length, 5,632 feet. 

Theme: Marital triangle. Wife intoxicates her husband’s partner with her beauty while her spouse 

misconstrues her actions. The partner egotistically assumes he is making another conquest, but 
when the woman repulses him the husband is certain of her innocence. The partner is severely 
trounced and the couple repair the rift. 

References: Advertising: Insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

DOMESTIC TROUBLES. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, March 24, 1928. With 
Clyde Cook, Louise Fazenda and Betty Blythe. Director, Ray Enright. Scenarist, Graham Baker. 
Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 5,164 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Two brothers look alike, but one is highstepper and other straight- laced. Former 

lands in jail, so brother impersonates him. This results in complications when the staid brother’s 
spouse discovers that instead of her brother-in-law it is her husband with the other’s wife. Sporty 
brother returns from jail in time to straighten out ihe domestic difficulties. 

DON’T MARRY. Produced and distributed by Fox Film. Released, June 3, 1928. With Lois Moran, 

Neil Hamilton and Henry Kolker. Director, James Tinling. Scenarist, Randall H. Faye. Camera- 
man, Joseph August. Length, 5,708 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance. Young society girl, tiring of convention and resenting upbraiding by 

son of old family friend, puts on shabby clothes and returns, telling him she is other girl’s cousin. 
They fall in love and she finds it difficult to tell him of her deception. On their honeymoon she 
finally tells him the truth, and after a scene they are reconciled. 

References: Review issue June 9, 1928, page 1969. 

DOOMSDAY. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 18, 1928. Starring Florence 
Vidor with Gary Cooper, Lawrence Grant, Chas. Stevenson and Tom Rickets. Director, Rowland V. 
Lee. Adaptors, Doris Anderson and Donald W. Lee. Cameraman, Henry Gerrard. Length, 5,665 feet. 

Theme: Girl chooses between two admirers, one wealthy and other poor. Takes the former, with 

whom she lives a loveless life until a divorce is secured. Lives on other man’s farm for six months 
probation and he finally marries her. Happy ending. 

References: Reviewed issue April 7, 1928, page 1153. 

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN THE GAUCHO. Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Distributed by United 
Artists Corp. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. Star, Douglas Fairbanks. Director, F. Richard Jones. Scenar- 
ist, Lotta Woods. Cameraman, Anthony Gaudio. Length, 9,358 feet. 

Theme: South American romance. Leader of gauchos is loved by mountain girl, who becomes 
jealous of the interest shown in him by a “miracle girl.” She turns him over to the authorities 
before realizing platonic interest of other girl. The gaucho manages to escape and rejoin his fol- 
lowers in time to prevent the execution of “the miracle girF’ and the good padre, who befriended him. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1754. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; 680-81, Mar. 3; 930, Mar. 24, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1267, Apr. 21; 1338-D, Apr. 28, 1928. 

DOVE, THE. Produced by Joseph M. Scher.ck. Distributed by United Artists Corp. Released, Jan. 
7, 1928. Starring Norma Talmadge with Noah Beery and Gilbert Roland. Director, Roland West. 
Scenarists, Paul Bern and Wallace Smith. Adaptors, Roland West and Wallace Smith. Cameraman, 
Oliver Marsh. Length, 9,100 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of dance hall girl in love with gambling house employee. She is desired by 

wealthy, powerful and swarthy gentleman, who connives to have her lover slain in a gambling house 
row. The ruse fails and the lover kills his framed assassin, for which he is ordered put to death. He 
is eventually saved by the cleverness of The Dove. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 74. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; 606-07, Feb. 25; 931, Mar. 24, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1033, Mar. 21, 1928. 

DRAG NET, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, May 26, 1928. Starring George 
Bancroft with Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler, William Powell and Francis McDonald. Director, Joseph 
Von Sternberg. Scenarists, Jules and Charles Furthman. Cameraman, Harold Rosson. Length, 7,866 
feet. 

Theme: Underworld drama. Hard-boiled police detective loses nerve and quits force, when he 

believes he has accidentally killed a brother officer. He becomes shell of former self, but is trans- 
formed into brutal “dick.” when he discovers it was chief of gangsters who actually murdered his 
friend. He kills leader, wipes out gang, at same time winning hand of leader’s former sweety. 

References: Reviewed issue June 9, 1928, page 1969. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 1519, May 12; 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26; 1927, 
June 9; 2061, June 23; 246, July 28, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2190, June 30, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 2189, June 30, 1928. 

DRESSED TO KILL. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, March 18, 1928. With Edmund 
Lowe and Mary Astor. Director, Irving Cummings. Scenarist, Howard Estabrook. Cameraman, 
Conrad Wells. Length, 6,566 feet. 

Theme: Underworld drama. Leader of crooks takes up with girl, who seeks bonds from him to 
secure release of her sweedieart. She attempts to doublecross gang leader, who loves her. Rival 
gangster endeavors to kill them both, but is himself slain in the gunplay. Gangster who loved the 
girl is “taken for a ride” by the gang. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 894. 



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Advertising: Insert. Dec. 16, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 2190, June 30, 1928. 

DRESS PARADE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 11, 1927. 
Starring William Boyd with Bessie Love. Director, Donald Crisp. Scenarist, Douglas Z. Doty. 
Cameraman, Peverell Marley. Length, 6,599 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Young cadet has entered Academy once as a civilian. When he had 

seen the heroine, he resolved to win an appointment. Upon his subsequent appearance he discovers 
that an upper classman has upper hand in the romantic proceedings. Plebe is tamed, captures spirit 
of the Academy and comes through an honorable fighting man and a gentleman. He wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11. 1927, page 1502. 

Advertising: One page insert, July 15; insert, Aug. 12; insert, Oct. 21; 1 page insert, Oct. 28; 4 page 
insert, Nov. 4; insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; insert, Nov. 25; 1685, Dec. 2, 1927; 314, Feb. 4; 1324, 
Apr. 28; 2162, Tune 30, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1571, Nov. 18; 1896, Dec. 16, 1927; 135, Jan. 14, 1928. 

DRIFTIN’ SANDS. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. Starring Bob Steele. 
Director, Wallace Fox. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, Allan Seigler. Length, 4,770 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Wealthy Mexican ranch owner, fearing safety of his daughter from 

vicious outlaw, lures young stranger to protect girl. They fall in love, which arouses father’s anger 
and he forbids their meeting. Later when outlaw attacks ranch, stranger after terrific fight conquers 
him, and senor, proud of boy, consents to his marriage with daughter. 

DROP KICK, THE. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures, Inc. Released, Sept. 25, 1927. 
Star, Richard Barthelmess. Director, Millard Webb. Adaptation, Winifred Dunn. Cameramen, Rob- 
ert Edeson and Alvin Knechtel. Length, 6,819 feet. 

Theme: College drama. A victim of unkind fate, football hero on return to college is catapulted into 

serious complications when he endeavors to help team’s coach out of trouble. The coach commits 
suicide and boy is accused of murder. Ostracized by schoolmates, boy finally fights his way out of 
disgrace and wins a big gridiron game by a spectacular drop kick. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept.‘ 30, 1927, page 999. 

Advertising: Pages 1042-43, Oct. 7; 1162, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 21; 1314, Oct. 28; 1480, Nov. 11, 1927; 

insert, Apr. 28; insert, May 12, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1258, Oct. 21: 1496, Nov. 11; 1819, Dec. 9, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1444, Nov. 4, 1927. 

DRUMS OF LOVE. Produced by Feature Prod., Inc. Distributed by United Artists. Released, March 
31, 1928. With Mary Philbin, Lionel Barrymore, Don Alvarado, Tully Marshall, William Austin. 
Director, D. W. Griffith. Adaptor, Gerritt J. Lloyd. Cameraman, Karl Struss. Length, 8,350 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Deformed ruler of mythical kingdom marries beautiful princess of an- 

other country, and later finds that she has become the lover of his handsome younger brother. He 
catches them in a compromising position and is about to take them to task, when he is killed by 
court jester, whose enmity he has aroused. He forgives wife and brother just as he dies. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 282. 

Advertising: Pages 1816-17, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 2028, June 16, 1928. 



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EAST SIDE WEST SIDE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released. Oct. 9, 1927. With 
George O'Brien and Virginia Vaili. D. rector and scenarist, Allan Dwan. Cameraman, George Web- 
ber. Ijength, 8,154 feet. 

Theme: Drama of New York’s Ghetto. Young East Side boy becomes a prize fighter and fights 

his way up the ladder until he is able to afford a home on the more exclusive West Side. In his new 
surroundings, he fails to find happiness and returns to the section bordering the East River. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1444. 

Advertising: Insert, May 20; 92, July 15; 173, July 22; 261, July 29; 326, Aug. 5; insert, Aug. 19; 

559, Aug. 26; 624, Sept. 2; 743, Sept. 9; 819, also two page insert, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 957, Sept. 30; 
1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; 1540, Nov. 18; insert, Dec. 2, 1927. 



EASY COME, EASY GO. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, April 21, 1928. Starring 
Richard Dix with Nancy Carroll and Arnold Kent. Director, Frank Tuttle. Scenarist, Florence 
Ryerson. Cameraman, Edward Cronjager. Length, 5,364 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy from play by Owen Davis. Boy out of work becomes implicated with crook, 

who has robbed bank of his sweetheart’s father. He tries to explain to the father when he learns 
of his supposed friend’s crookedness, but finds obstacles. Eventually he is able to prove he had noth- 
ing to do with robbery, and, including the girl, all accept his explanations. 

References: Reviewed issue May 12, 1928, page 1588. 

Advertising: Pages 761. Mar. 10; J237, Apr. 21; 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 2029, June 16, 1928. 



ENEMY, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Feb. 18. 1928. Starring 
Lillian Gish. Director, Fred Niblo. Scenarist, Agnes C. Johnston. Adaptor, Willis Goldbeck. Camera- 
man, Oliver Marsh. Length, 8,189 feet. 

Theme: War story of love and sacrifice, from stage play by Channing Pollock. Two fast friends, 

loving one girl, become bitter enemies in theory as a result of the declaration of war by their 
respective countries. They separate and the girl marries one who, though believed dead, is returned 
to her by the other after she has experienced untold horrors and suffering. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2090. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16, 1927; front cover, also page 9, Jan. 7; front cover, Jan. 14; front cover 
174, lan. 21; front cover, Jan. 28; front cover, also insert, Feb. 11; 489, Feb. 18; front cover, Feb. 25 
insert, Mar. 3; insert. Mar. 10; front cover, Mar. 24; front cover, also insert, Mar. 31; 1547, May 12 
insert! May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 1699, May 19, 1928. 



ESCAPE, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, April 29, 1928. With Virginia Valli, 
William Russell, Nancy Drexel and George Meeker. Director, Richard Rosson. Scenarist, Paul 
Schofield. Cameraman, McKinley Martin. Length, 5,109 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Adapted from Paul Armstrong’s play of the same name. Hospital interne. 



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on emergency call, asks a girl why she doesn’t escape from her surroundings. Later, drink sodden, 
he sees both her and her sister in power of gangsters and in a free-for-all he brings them from 
their den to safety. He wins the elder girl. 

References: Reviewed issue May 12, 1928, page 1588. 

Advertising: Insert, May 20; 15-16, July 8; 92, July 15; 559, Aug. 26; 818, Sept. 23; insert, Dec. 16, 
1927. 




FAIR CO-ED, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Oct. 15, 1927. 
Star, Marion Davies. Director, Sam Wood. Adaptation and continuity, Byron Morgan. Cameraman, 
John Seitz. Length, 6,408 feet. 

Theme: A campus comedy adapted from play by George Ade, depicting girl student on basketball 

team of college, who through jealousy over team’s coach, causes mates to lose game. Realizing her 
lack of sportsmanship and unfair school spirit, she helps win big game of season and is made captain 
of team. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1444. 

Advertising: Insert, June 5; front cover, June 26: insert, July 10; insert, July 17; insert, July 24; 
insert, July 31; insert, Aug. 14; 802, Sept. 4, 1926; 1611, Nov. 25; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 
1927; front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

FAITHLESS LOVER, THE. Produced by Sherman S. Krellberg. Distributed by Krellberg Prod. 
Released, Jan., 1928. Starring Eugene O'Brien with Gladys Hulette and Raymond Hackett. Director, 
Lawrence Windom. Scenarist, Jack Murray. Cameraman, Frank Zukor. Length, 5,450 feet. 

Theme: Drama of a construction engineer who makes possible the marriage of the girl he loves to 

another, who in the crisis proves a weakling. Hero comes into his own when the girl realizes her 
true love as the original ceremony is halted at the altar. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 751. 

FANGS OF DESTINY. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Dec. 4, 1927. 
Starring Dynamite (dog) with Edmund Cobb and Betty Caldwell. Director, Stuart Paton. Adapta- 
tion, George Morgan. Cameraman J'-rry Ash. Length, 4,295 feet. 

Theme: Western. Cowhand finds oil on ranch. Neighbors learn of discovery and capture him, 

while they confront owner of ranch, ordering him to pay note they possess on his property. Police 
dog frees cowhand and accompanies him to the ranch, where they rout the enemy. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

FANGS OF FATE. Produced by F. J. McConnell Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, June 24, 1928. 
Starring Klondike (Dog) with Arnold Grey, Henry Hebert, Robert Reault and Kathleen Collins. 
Director, Noel Smith. Scenarist, Earl W. Johnson. Cameraman, Edward Snyder. Length, 4,476 feet. 

Theme: Action drama of events occurring in a California oil area. Inventor is killed, but his 

murderer, who had tried to shift the blame, is circumvented by the dead man’s faithful dog. 

References' Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

FANGS OF THE WILD. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Feb. 5, 1928. Starring Ranger 
(dog) with Nancy Drexel. Director. Jerome Storm. Continuity and adaptation, Ethel Hill. Camera- 
man, Robert De Grasse. Length, 4,804 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Girl of the hills has drunken father who forces her to accept unwelcome atten- 
tions of mountain oaf. Son of railroad executive, seeking girl’s land for his road, falls in love with 
her. Hero with money to buy land is set upon by mountain lout and his murderous dog. Ranger 
goes to his rescue and kills dog. Girl and hero marry. 

References: Review issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 140. 

FASHION MADNESS. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Dec. 8, 1927. Starring Claire 
Windsor with Reed Howes and Laska Winters. Director, Louis J. Gasnier. Scenarist, Olga Printzlau. 
Cameraman, J. O. Taylor. Length, 5,513 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Young- society deb, used to having her every wish gratified, is subdued 

by the man she loves, who takes her to his cabin in the North woods. When he is in danger of 
dying she drags him on a sled over a rough road to the nearest settlement, thus revealing her true 
worth. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1040. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

FEARLESS RIDER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 15, 1928. Starring 
Fred Humes with Barbara Worth, Ben Corbett, Pee Wee Holmes and Buck Conners. Director, Edgar 
Wallace. Adaptor, Basil Dickey. Cameraman, Wilbur Kline. Length, 4,173 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Ranch owner is in love with prospector’s daughter and when father 
is injured in explosion that unearths gold vein, he decides to guard her. Head of crooked gang, think- 
ing girl is alone at mine while her father is recuperating, attacks mine only to find rancher and 
men there to greet him. He is overwhelmed and driven off. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

FEEL MY PULSE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 25, 1928. Starring Bebe 
Daniels with Richard Arlen, William Powell and George Irving. Director Gregory La Cava. Scenar- 
ists, Keene Thompson and Nick Barrows. Cameraman, J. Roy Hunt. Length, 5,808 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy. Girl inherits sanitarium, and when she goes to take charge, finds it in 

possession of hijackers posing as hospital attendants. One of the young members tries to warn her 
and is set upon by gang for tipping them off. Aided by surgical instruments, girl helps boy take 
the gang prisoners until help arrives. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 753. 

Advertising: Pages 481, Feb. 18; 760, March 10, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 956-B, Mar. 24; 1032, Mar. 31, 1928. 

FIFTY-FIFTY GIRL, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, May 12, 1928. Starring 
Bebe Daniels with James Hill and William Austin. Director, Clarence Badger. Cameraman, J. Roy 
Hunt. Length, 6,402 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance. Girl believes in equality of sexes. When she and sweetheart get con- 

trol of a mine, she takes man’s part, and he the woman’s. He objects but sticks to bargain until 



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she is endangered by a gang, anxious to get possession of mine. He steps in and takes man’s part, 
and she is satisfied to return to role of femininty. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1787. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

FIGHTIN’ REDHEAD, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, July 1, 1928. Starring 
Buzz Barton with Duane Thompson and Milburn Morante. Director, Louis King. Continuity, Frank 
Howard Clark. Cameraman, Roy Eslick. Length, 4,758 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Little Red Hepburn and his elderly pal learn of reward of $1,000 for 

capture of notorious outlaw. Blacksmith shoeing their horses tells them he is in love with sheriff’s 
daughter. When the smith is accused of being the bandit, the two pads locate real outlaw, turning 
reward over to blacksmith and his future bnde. 

FIGURES DON’T LIE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 8, 1927. Starring 
Esther Ralston with Richard Arlen and Ford Sterling. Director, Edward Sutherland. Scenarists, Ethel 
Doherty and Louise Long. Cameraman, A1 Gilks. Length, 5,280 feet. 

Theme: Comedy drama, based on play by Dana Burnet and George Abbott, in which private secre- 

tary is the brains of her boss’s organization, and because of her business interest in him, finds her- 
self the target for a jealous wife’s reproach. She finally falls in love with company’s handsome young 
sales- manager, and retires from her troubles. 

Reference: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 750. 

Advertising: Insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28; 1781, Dec. 9, 1927. 

FINDERS KEEPERS. Produced and distiibuted by Universal. Released, Feb. 5, 1928. Starring Laura 
La Plante with John Harron, Edmund Breese and Eddie Philips. Director, Wesley Ruggles. Scenar- 
ist, Beatrice Van. Cameraman, Virgil Miller. Length, 6,081 feet. 

Theme: Comedy in which the daughter of the Colonel of the regiment falls in love with a buck 
private. Her father opposes her engagement, so she dons the uniform to be near her sweetheart, 
eventually outwits her father and is married before the company sails for Europe. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 894. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927; 175, Jan. 21; 244-45, Jan. 28; 407, Feb. 11; 604, Feb. 25; 863, Mar. 
17; 933, Mar. 24; 1009, Mar. 31; 1189, Apr. 14, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 2110, June 23; 27 9, July 28, 1928. 

FINNEGAN’S BALL. Produced by Chadwick Pictures Ccrp. Distributed by First Division. Released, 
Sept. 15, 1927. With Blanche Mehaffey, Mack Swain, Cullen Landis and Aggie Herring. Director, 
James P. Hogan. Scenarist, Max Graf. Cameraman, Blake Wagner. Length, 6,200 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of Irishman and his family, who come to America. He experiences difficulty in 

getting along harmoniously with another Irish friend who employed him. He is told that he is heir 
to a large fortune and mansion, and snubs his friend. When he finds out that the fortune is not his, 
he is taken into partnership by the other Irishman, and their children wed. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1826. 

FIRST AUTO, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 18, 1927. With Bar- 
ney Oldfield and Patsy Ruth Miller. Director, Roy Del Ruth. Scenarist, Anthony Coldeway. Length, 
6,767 feet 

Theme: Comedy-drama. A romance of the last horse and the first horseless carriage. An auto- 

hating, horse-loving Southerner drives his only son from home when the latter becomes interested 
in the benzine chariot:.. The son later returns as a famous auto driver, marries the mayor’s daughter 
and is forgiven by his father after being seriously injured in a wrecked car. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1927, page 60. 

Exploitation: Pages 48, July 8; 283, July 29; 996, Sept. 30, 1927. 



FIRST KISS, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, August 25, 1928. With Gary 
Cooper, Fay Wray, Lane Chandler and Leslie Fenton. Director, Rowland V. Lee. Scenarist, John 
Farrow. Cameraman, Alfred Gilks. Length, 6,134 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. From the story “Four Brothers,” by Tristam Tupper. Son of no-good 

Southern father, is loved by daughter of aristocracy. Being ashamed of his station in life, he becomes 
river pirate in order to educate three brothers. Arrested while returning what he has stolen, hero 
is saved by plea of girl, who shows court that he has stolen for his brothers. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 25, 1928, pages 625. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 5; 315, Aug. 4; 653, Sept. 1, 1928. 

FIVE AND TEN CENT ANNIE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, May 26, 1928. 
Starring Louise Fazenda and Clyde Cook with William Demarest, Gertrude Astor and Andre Beranger. 
Director, Roy Del Ruth. Scenarist, Charles Condon. Length, 4,914 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of street cleaner and his shop girl sweetheart. The street cleaner inherits a for- 

tune, but his butler seeks to do him out of it by having him shanghaied. With the help of the girl, 
he escapes from the ship and regains the money. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 930. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 



FLEETWING. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, June 24, 1928. Starring Barry Norton with 
Dorothy Janis and Ben Bard. Director, Lambert Hillyer. Scenarist, Elizabeth Pickett. Cameraman, 
Frank Good. Length, 4,939 feet. 



Theme: Dashing drama of the Arabian sands. Capturing a beautiful horse and a slave girl, young 
Arab’s happiness is short lived when girl is sold to a cruel shiek. He escapes with her on horse and 
is captured. The attack of an enemy tribe saves him, shiek is slain and youth’s tribe celebrates his 
nuptials with the slave girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8, 1928, page 801. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 



FL.YIN’ COWBOY, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, July 1, 1928. Starring 
Hoot Gibson with Olive Hasbrouck and Harry Todd. Director and scenarist, Reaves Eason. Camera- 
man, Harry Neuman. Length, 5,109 feet. 

Theme- Western. Cowboy makes entry to dude ranch, via parachute drop, and is employed to 
show visitors real wild west stuff. The cowboy is assisted in his efforts to thrill, when two Chicago 
gangsters endeavor to kidnap a wealthy girl for her pearls. The cowboy captures them after a 

^ References 1 : Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



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FLYING LUCK. Produced by Monty Banks Motion Picture Enterprises. Distributed by Pathe. Re- 
leased, Dec. 4, 1927. Star, Monty Banks. Director, Herman Raymaker. Scenarists, Charles Horan 
and Matt Taylor. Cameraman, James Diamond. Length, 6,403 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Young recruit, desiring to become a “Lindbergh,” joins army and is made the 

goat at training camp. He knows nothing about flying, but by accident enters an air meet betweex 
army and navy and wins for his division. He restores himself to the good graces of his commander, 
whose daughter he wins. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1927, page 1579. 

Advertising: One page insert, Sept. 30; insert, Oct. 28, 1927. 

FLYING ROMEOS. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, Feb. 26, 1928. With George 
Sidney and Charles Murray. Director, Mervyn LeRoy. Scenarist, John McDermott. Cameraman, 
Dev. Jennings. Length, 6,184 feet. 

Theme: Irish- Jewish barber shop partners come to grief attempting to gain love of manicurist 

who prefers aviators to tonsorial artists. 

References: Reviewed issue Apr. 14. 1928, page 1212 

Advertising: Insert, June 17; 1944, Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 686, Mar. 3, 1928. 

«r. FLYING U RANCH, THE. Produced and distributed bv FBO Pictures, Inc. Released, Sept. 4, 1927. 

Star, Tom Tyler. Director, Robert De Lacy. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, Joe Walker. 

Length, 4,924 feet. 

Theme: Western. Spaniard, visiting Flying U, faTs in love with daughter of ranch owner. Her 

* father's enemy has the contract for the ranch water hole and is forcing the girl to marry him. 
Captured by the villain, the Spaniard escapes and in his fight with the villain the latter is drowned. 

* The Spaniard and the girl marry. 

FOOLS FOR LUCK. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, May 7, 1928. With W. C. 
Fields and Chester Conklin. Director, Charles Reisner. Cameraman, William Marshall. Length, 

5,852 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy. Phoney oil stock promoter buys land at small figure, hiring fiance of local 
pool champion’s daughter to act as manager. Boy doesn’t know deal is crooked, but prospective 
father-in-law does. When latter hears there is really oil on property, he secretly buys it and pro- 
moter is frantic when gusher spurts forth. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2117. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26; 2028, June 16, 1928. 

FORBIDDEN HOURS. Produced and distributed by M jtro-Goldwyn- Mayer. Released, June 16, 1928. 
Starring Ramon Novarro with Renee Adoree. Director, Harry Beaumont. Scenarist, A. P. Younger. 
Length, 5,011 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Young king of France is in love with commoner, but because of wars 

with Spain must marry the Infanta. Girl, realizing her lover must accede to the demand, relin- 
quishes him and enters convent. Years later, king in riding by convent with wife and young son, 
gazes toward structure, realizing that within lives the nun, who was his one real love. 

References: Reviewed issue July 28, 1928. page 289. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10, 1928. 

FORBIDDEN WOMAN, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Nov. 7, 1927. Starring Jetta Goudal with Victor Varconi and Joseph Schildkraut. Director, Paul L. 
Stein. Scenarist, Clara Beranger. Cameraman, David Abel. Length, 6,568 feet. 

Theme: Drama of secret service intrigue. Beautiful agent for sultan of Morocco marries French 

colonel in order to obtain French military secrets for her master. She meets and falls in love with 
her husband’s brother. Knowing she cannot win him, she frames him as a spy, but when he is about 
to die she confesses her guilt and is executed. 

Ref erences: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1904. 

Advertising: Insert, Oct. 21; 1 page insert, Oct. 28; insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; insert, Nov. 25, 

1927. 

FOREIGN DEVILS. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Sept. 3, 1927. 
Starring Tim McCoy with Claire Windsor. Director, W. S. Van Dyke. Scenarist, Marian Ainslee. 
Cameraman, Clyde de Vinna. Length, 4,658 feet. 

Theme: Action drama. Attache at American Embassy in Peking at the time of Boxer Rebellion 

becomes attracted to an English lady. He rescues her from hands of priests of a Chinese temple, 

entrusts her to a friend to carry her to safety and alone battles the Chinese until they have made 
their escape. Later on, he wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1348. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27, 1927. 

FORGOTTEN FACES. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, August 11, 1928. With 
Clive Brook, Mary Brian, William Powell, Baclanova and Tack Luden. Director, Victor Schertzinger. 
Scenarist, Howard Estabrook. Cameraman, J. Roy Hunt. Length, 7,640 feet. 

Theme: Drama of crooks. Story by Richard Washburn Child. After killing his wife's lover, 
crook leaves his infant daughter as a foundling outside of a respectable home. He gives himself 
up, is jailed, but when his wife threatens to bring the girl down to her oWn level, he gets paroled 

and lures his wife to her death, but not before she has mortally wounded him. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 11, 1928, page 477. 

* Advertising: Insert, May 5; insert. May 12; insert. May 19; insert, May 26; insert, June 2; 1928, 
June 9; 315, Aug. 4; 439, Aug. 11; 501, 504, Aug. 18; 653, Sept. 1, 1928. 

FORTUNE HUNTER, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Nov. 7, 1927. 
Starring Syd Chaplin with Helene Costello. Director, Charles F. Reisner. Scenarists, Bryon Fay 
and Robert Dillon. Cameraman, Ed Du Par. Length, 6,639 feet. 

*■ Theme: Comedy-drama in which former convict and cafe bouncer is advised by a fellow ex-convict 

to adjourn to a small town, put on airs and marry a girl with money. He follows instructions, is 
sought by many of town’s wealthiest girls, but really falls in love with and marries daughter of drug 
store proprietor, whom he helps to make rich. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928f page 212. 

FOUR FLUSHER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 8, 1928. Starring 
George Lewis and Marian Nixon, with Eddie Philips and Hayden Stevenson. Director, Wesley Rug- 
gles. Adaptation and continuity, Earl Snell. Cameraman, Ben Reynolds. Length, 6,193 feet. 



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Theme: Comedy-drama from play by Caesar Dunn. Obscure but ambitious shoe clerk invents 

a new type arch supporter. Aided by his sweetheart he is able to circumvent many obstacles and 
sees his boon to fallen arches an unqualified success. With the attendant fortune he and the girl find 
happiness and a full larder. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 282. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

FOUR-FOOTED RANGER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, March 25, 1928. 
Starring Dynamite (dog) with Edmund Cobb and Marjorie Bonner. Director, Stuart Paton. Adaptor, 
Cromwell Kent. Cameraman, Jerry Ash. Length, 4,426 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Young Texas Ranger resigns his post to help cattle owners in fer- 
reting out a nest of rustlers. Aided by dog. Dynamite, he brings gang to terms. During battle with 
the thieves, he meets pretty young owner of one of the ranches and they fall in love and are married. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

FOUR WALLS. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer. Released, August 11, 1928. 
Starring John Gilbert with Joan Crawford and Vera Gordon. Director, William Nigh. Scenarist, 
Alice D. G. Miller. Length, 6,620 feet. 

Theme: Crook drama. After serving term in prison, crook decides to follow straight and narrow. 

He tries hard to keep on side of law and order, but is persistently coaxed by gang moll sweetheart 
to return to old life. In gun battle between gangs, he is on verge of slipping back, but manages to 
extricate himself from predicament. Girl reforms and they make up. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 25, 1928. page 625. 

Advertising: Front cover, June 30; insert, Aug. 4; front cover, Sept. 15, 1928. 

FRECKLES. Produced and distributed bv FBO. Released, March 21, 1928. Starring Robert Bosworth 
with John Fox, Jr., Eulalie Jensen and Gene Stratton. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Dorothy 
Yost. Cameraman, Allen Seigler. Length, 6,131 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Orphan wanders into lumber camp and is given work as a timber guard. He 

guards trees successfully and wins love of employer and the swamp angel. Realizing there is a wide 
gulf socially between him and girl, he makes no attempt to recover when a giant tree in falling 
seriously injures him. His recovery is rapid when girl expresses love for him. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 281. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

FREE LIPS. Produced by James Ormont. Distributed by First Division. Released, Aug. 4, 1928. 
Starring June Marlowe with Jane Novak and Frank Hagney. Director, Wallace McDonald. Scenar- 
ist, Raymond Wells. Cameraman, Jack Fuqua. Length, 5,700 feet. 

Theme: Night club girl is accused of murdering rich drunk. To save her, her boss says he did 

the shooting and jury finds him guilty. But gun used in killing is produced at this time and shows 
another is the murderer. Girl and night club owner marry. 

FRENCH DRESSING. Produced by Robert Kane. Distributed by First National. Released, Jan. 15, 
1928. With H. B. Warner, Clive Brook, Lois Wilson and Lilyan Tashman. Director, Allan Dwan. 
Scenarist, J. L. Campbell. Cameraman, Ernest Haller. Length, 6,344 feet. 

Theme: Domestic comedy-drama. Wife, feeling that her husband is in love with another, goes 

to Paris for a divorce. While there her supposed rival tells her she is making a mistake and advises 
that she dress a la Parisienne. The husband takes a boat for France and an understanding follows 
with his wife, who no longer wants the divorce. 

References: Advertising: One page insert, May 1, 1926; insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 1944, 
Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927; 492, Feb. 18; 796, Mar. 10, 1928. 



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GALLOPING FURY. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. 
Starring Hoot Gibson with Otis Harlan and Sally Rand. Director, Reaves Eason. Scenarist, Charles 
Logue. Adaptation, Arthur Statter. Cameraman, Harry Neuman. Length, 5,503 feet. 

Theme: Western comedy-drama. Cowboys find rich mud on their ranch . Millionaire druggist 

threatens the owner of the ranch with foreclosure unless he sells to him. But the ranch owner knows 
the mud’s value and holds off until he secures his price, being aided in this by a cowboy, who also 
wins the daughter of the wealthy druggist. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



GARDEN OF ALLAH, THE. Produced by Rex Ingram. Distributed by Metrc-Goldwyn-Mayer. Re- 
leased, Nov. 5, 1927. With Alice Terry. Director, Rex Ingram. Scenarist, Willis Goldbeck. Camera- 
man, Lee Garmes. Length, 8,200 feet. 

Theme: Drama of monk who surrenders his religious vows for the call of the flesh only to return 

to them and pay penance when he realizes his sin. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1927, page 862. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; front cover, July 1; front cover, also insert, July 8; front cover, also 
88, Tuly 15; front cover, July 22; front cover, also insert, July 29; insert, Aug. 5; front cover, also 
insert, Aug. 12; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Aug. 26; front cover, Sept. 23; insert, Sept. 30; front cover, 
Oct 21; insert, Oct. 28; 1388, Nov. 4; 1468, Nov. 11; 1611, Nov. 25; front cover, also 1678, Dec. 2; insert, 
Dec. 16, 1927 ; 489, Feb. 18, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1901, Dec. 16, 1927. 



GARDEN OF EDEN, THE. Produced by Walter Morosco. Distributed by United Artists. Released, 
Feb. 4, 1928. Starring Corinne Griffith with Lowell Sherman, Louise Dresser and Charles Ray. 
Director, Lewis Milestone. Scenarist, Hans Kraly. Cameraman, John Arnold. Length, 7,300 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of society based on play. Pretty Austrian girl aspires to be opera singer. 

Paris proves disillusioning and she is befriended by a countess and taken to Monte Carlo, where she 
meets her future husband. Just as they are to be married, an uncle of the boy announces girl 
is just a cabaret singer. Boy refuses to give her up and they are married. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 118. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; 4 page insert, April 7; 1246-47; Apr. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1267, Apr. 21; 280, July 28, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1791, May 26, 1928. 

Window Displays: Pages 956-B, Mar. 24; 1854, June 2, 1928. 



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GATEWAY TO THE MOON, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. With 
Dolores Del Rio, Walter Pidgeon, Ted McNamara and Leslie Fenton. Director, John Griffith Wray. 
Scenarist, Bradley King. Cameraman, Chester Lyons. Length, 5,038 feet. 

Theme: Drama of South America Jungle. To avert discovery of cruel methods he is using in 

building a Bolivian railway, as a result of which many natives lose their lives, ruthless chief engineer 
schemes recklessly against Englishman sent to check him up. When romance between his niece and 
investigator buds, he tries to destroy young man, but is frustrated as the two lovers are united. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14. 1928. page 140. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 20, insert, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

GAY DEFENDER, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Dec. 10, 1927. Starring 
Richard Dix with Thelma Todd. Director, Gregory La Cava. Scenarists, Ray Harris, Sam Mintz 
and Kenneth Raisbeck. Cameraman, Edward Cronjager. Length, 6,376 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of free-booter of early California who gives up his bandit ways when he 

meets the right girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2089. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28; 2063, Dec. 31, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 272, Jan. 28, 1928. 

GAY RETREAT, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Sept 25, 1927. With 
Ted McNamara and Sammy Cohen. Director, Ben Sto’.off. Adaptation, J. Walter Rubens, Murray 
Roth and Edward P. Moran. Cameraman, Sidney Wagner. Length, 5,524 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy about a wealthy youth, who walks in his sleep, and his father’s butler and 

chauffeur, who go to war together. Quite by accident they become heroes, responsible for the capture 
of a large number of Germans. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

Advertising: Pages 559, Aug. 26; 743, Sept. 9; 819, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 967, Sept. 30 ; 1146-47, 
Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; 1616-17, Nov. 25, 1927. 

GENTLEMAN OF PARIS-, A. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 15, 1927. 
Starring Adolphe Menjou, Shirley O’Hara, Arlette Marchal, Ivy Harris and Nicholas Soussanin. Di- 
rector, Harry D. D’Arrast. Adaptation, Benjamin Glazer. Cameraman, Hal Rosson. Length, 

5,927 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy of gay rogue of Paris who gets involved in several heart affairs, but is 

saved through the diplomacy of his valet. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1927, page 1187. 

Advertising: Pages 81, July 15; insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1334, Oct. 28, 1927. 

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. Produced and distributed bv Paramount. Released, Jan. 28, 1928. 
Starring Ruth Taylor with Alice White, Chester Conklin and Ford Sterling. Director, Malcolm St. 
Clair. Scenarists, Anita Loos and John Emerson. Cameraman, Hal Rosson. Length, 6,871 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama, from novel by Anita Loos. Coming from many conquests in the back- 

woods, a blonde gold digger proves that she can win any number of wealthy suitors and make her 
touch. She eventually marries the millionaire of her choice — because gentlemen prefer blondes. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928, page 214. 

Advertising: Pages 1859-60. Apr. 24; insert, Dec. 4, 1926; 271, Jan. 28; 1 page insert. May 13; insert, 

May 26; 81, July 15; insert, July 22; 246, July 29 418, Aug. 12; 736-37, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; insert, 

Sept. 30; 1528, Nov. 18; 1608, Nov. 25; 1675, Dec. 2; 1857, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; insert, 
Dec. 31, 1927 ; 2 page insert, Jan. 7; 96-98, Jan. 14; insert, also 171, Jan. 21; 239, Jan. 28; insert, Feb. 4; 

insert, also 411, Feb. 11; insert, Feb. 18; 760, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 634, Feb. 25, 1928. 

GET YOUR MAN. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Dec. 10, 1927. Starring Clara 
Bow with Charles Rogers. Director, Dorothy Arzner. Adaptation, Hope Loring. Cameraman, Alfred 
Gilks. Length, 5,889 feet. 

Theme: Light comedy. Adaptation of play by Louis Verneuil. American girl touring France falls 

in love with young scion of an old French family. When she learns he is engaged, she sets about 
breaking up the engagement, and as the boy is also in love with her, everything ends satisfactorily. 

References: Advertising: Pages 905, Sept. 23; 1293, Oct. 28; 1676, Dec. 2; 2063, Dec. 31, 1927; 760, 
Mar. 10; 1237, April 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 2028, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 272, Jan. 28, 192S. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2094, Dec. 31. 1927. 

Window Displays: Page 134, Jan. 14, 1928. 



GINGHAM GIRL, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Oct. 2, 1927. Starring 
Lois Wilson and George K. Arthur. Director, David Kirkland. Scenarist, Ewart Adamson. Adap- 
tation, Rex Taylor. Cameraman, Jules Cronjager. Length, 6,301 feet. 

Theme: Comedy -drama adapted from musical comedy of same name. Making a scanty living baking 

homemade cookies in a small town, the Gingham Girl goes to the city to try for her fortune. After 
some love misunderstandings and hard times, she finds herself doing well with a large cookie factory 
and the right “sweety’* as her portion. 

References: Reviewed issue July 29, 1927, page 290. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15; 164-65, July 22, 1927. 

GINSBERG THE GREAT. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Nov. 26, 1927. With 
George Jessel, Audrey Ferris, Douglas Gerrard and Gertrude Astor. Director, Byron Haskin. Scenarist, 
Anthony Coldeway. Length, 5,390 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Country hick aspires to be a magician and joins crooked carnival. After 

saving a rich man’s wallet, he visits the latter’s home and one of the carnival crooks robs the man, but 
the country boy recovers the jewels and by doing so becomes famous and gets a rich offer from New 
York theatres. He weds his village sweetheart. 

References: Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

GIRL FROM CHICAGO, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Nov. 19, 1927. 
Starring Conrad Nagel and Myrna Loy with William Russell and Carroll Nye. Director, Ray Enright. 
Scenarist, C. Graham Baker. Length, 5,978 feet. 

Theme: An underworld melodrama from a story by Arthur Somers Roche, in which a girl essays 

a lone battle with gangsters to save her weakling brother. The supposed crook who aids her in her 



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fight turns out to be a man from police headquarters. Together they save the brother from the 
electric chair after sentence for a murder of which he is innocent. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2090. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

GIRL FROM GAY PAREE, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany -Stahl. Released, Sept. 15, 1927. 
With Lowell Sherman, Barbara Bedford, Malcolm McGregor. Director, Phil Stone. Cameraman, Max 
Dupont. Length, 5,233 feet. 

Theme: Drama of smalltown beauty with theatrical inclinations, who is forced to accept place in 
night club as the original worst woman in Paris to keep from starving. Loved by the young feature 
newspaper writer, she all but loses him as she is compelled to pay attention to club visitors, but in 
the end all is righted. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1928, page 932. 

Advertising: Page 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

GIRL FROM RIO, THE. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, Sept. 
1, 1927. With Carmel Myers and Walter Pidgeon. Director and scenarist, Tom Terriss. Cameraman, 
Ray June. Length, 6,990 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Englishman in Rio De Janeiro loves dancing girl, thus causing the hatred of a 

jealous suitor. When dancing partner of girl is killed in the Englishman’s home, the suitor is about 
to have him arrested, but the realization that the girl loves the Englishman deeply stops him. So he 
leaves them free to love. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2256, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927. 

GIRL HE DIDN’T BUY, THE. Produced by Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Distributed by Peerless Piet. Re- 
leased, April, 1928. With Pauline Garoti and Allan Simpson. Director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Con- 
tinuity, Gladys Gordon and Ada McQuillan. Cameraman, Milton Moore. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Theme: Stage romance. Girl desiring stardom promises to marry philandering backer if he will star 
her for one year. In Havana she meets Englishman to whom she is drawn. Thus rival for stardom, 
girl and Englishman are left on board boat alone and captain marries them. Backer makes trouble 
for them but things are eventually straightened out satisfactorily for all parties. 

GIRL IN EVERY PORT, A. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Feb. 26, 1928. Starring Victor 
McLaglen with Louise Brooks. Director, Howard Hawks. Scenarist, Seton I. Miller. Cameramen, 
L. W. O’Connell and I. J. Berguist. Length, 5,500 feet. 

Theme: Adventure comedy. Big hearted mate on a tramp schooner has girl in every port until a 

rival starts curbing his style. He finally overtakes rival in foreign port and they become fast friends, 
sharing their women all over the world. Mate thinks he is in love, but this is straightened out satis- 
factorily, and he continues his merry way. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 753. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; insert, Dec. 23, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 134, Jan. 14, 1928. 

GIRL IN THE PULLMAN, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Oct. 31, 1927. Starring Marie Prevost with Harrison Ford, Franklin Pangborn, Kathryn McGuire and 
Harry Myers. Director, Erie C. Kenton. Continuity and adaptation, F. McGrew Willis. Cameraman, 
Dewey Wrigley. Length, 5,867 feet. 

Theme: Farce in which young nerve specialist, waiting a final decree of divorce is persuaded by a 

doting mother to marry her daughter. He does so a day before his final decree is due, but the love 
tangle is straightened out as the runaway Pullman car is wrecked, and specialist remarries ex-wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1927, page 15£0. 

Advertising: Insert, July 22; insert, Oct. 21; insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; insert, Nov. 25, 1927. 

GfRL-SHY COWBOY, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, August 12, 1928. Starring 
Rex Bell with George Meeker and Patsy O’Leary. Director, R. L. Hough. Scenarist, James J. Tynan. 
Cameraman, Sol Halprin. Length, 4,404 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Cowboy and his pals are good friends until a girl enters the scene. 

Although the hero is girl-shy, she is attracted to him, which makes the pal sore. The latter is forced 
to partake in a robbery by a gang that have something on him but he is saved from the crime by 
the cowboy, who then returns to carry the girl to the altar. 

GOD OF MANKIND. Produced by H. V. Prod. Distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, March, 1928. 
Starring Jimmie Fulton with Emmett King, Eulalie Jensen, Ralph Faulkner, Winston Miller. Director, 
Grover Jones. Scenarist, Adam Hull Sheik. Cameraman, Lewis Physioc. Length, 5,627 feet. 

Theme: Domestic drama. Grandson of a wealthy old man who cannot trust his heirs, is made 
beneficiary of grandfather. Goes to live with grandfather and sees him accidently slay his son. The 
shock kills the old man and boy inherits money. His aunt tries to kill boy but is prevented by faith- 
ful servant. 

GOLDEN CLOWN, THE. Produced by Nordisk Film Co. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Dec. 18, 
1927. Wi‘h Gosta Ekman and Karina Bell. Director, A. W. Sandberg. Cameraman, Christen Jergen- 
son. Length, 7,913 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. A successful clown loses his wife, who commits suicide. The clown cannot 

forget h's sorrows, but he later finds that she had left him a child, the image of herself. He finds 
balm for his sadness in caring for the child. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 964. 

GOLDEN SHACKLES. Produced by Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Distributed by Peerless Pictures Corn. Re- 
leased, March, 1928. Starring Priscilla Bonner with Grant Withers. Director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald. 
Continuity, Ada McQuillan and Gladys Gordon. Cameraman, Milton Moore. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Theme: Romantic melodrama. Her father killed while robbing a wealthy home, girl swears revenge 

against rich young man, whom she thinks did the deed. When young millionaire is in hospital, girl 
gets job as nurse to gain her revenge, but instead falls in love with patient. She later discovers that 
crook pal of father killed him. She then marries millionaire. 

GOLD FROM WEEPAH. Produced by Bill Cody Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. 
Star, Bill Cody. Director, William Bertram. Scenarist, L. V. Jefferson. Cameraman, Ernest Smith 
and Dave Smith. Length, 4,968 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Westerner saves girl and her father from claim jumpers who are after 



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their mine. By his efforts the villains are imprisoned and the girl is rescued from a kidnaper. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1972. 

GOLF WIDOWS. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Corp. Released, May 1, 1928. Starring 
Vera Reynolds and Harrison Ford with John Patrick, Sally Rand, Kathleen Key. Director, Erie C. 
Kenton. Scenarist, W. Scott Darling. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 5,592 feet. 

Theme: Domestic comedy. Two wives decide to get even with their hubbies, both confirmed golf 
bugs. They pack up and take themselves to Tiajuana for the races. The husbands learning of this, 
hop to the track themselves and give violent search. The rebellion is satisfactorily straightened out. 
with quartette returning to domestic bliss, as hubbies give up golf. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

GOOD-BYE KISS. Produced by Mack Sennctt. Distributed by First National. Released, July 8, 1928 
With Sally Eilers, Johnny Burke and Mary Kemp. Director, Mack Sennett. Length, 7,989 feet. 

Theme: Comedy Romance. Girl and boy romance is almost severed by war, but when the lover 

sails for front, girl stows away aboard ship and geis to Europe after they have shared their good-bye 
kiss. Boy turns out to be yellow and a quitter and while trying to sneak away from his outfit is 
shamed by girl into becoming hero, after he prevents an enemy company from blowing up his pals. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 19; insert, May 26; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; insert, July 
21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 48, July 7, 1928. 

GOOD MORNING JUDGE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, April 29, 1928. Starring 
Reginald Denny with Mary Nolan, Otis Harlan, Dorothy Gulliver. Director, William Seiter. Con- 
tinuity, Beatrice Van. Adaption, Earle Snell. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 5,645 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. R ch young idler meets a girl, who runs a haven for reformed crooks. By telling 
her he’s a hardened criminal he gets her interest. When some inmates of her institution attempt to 
rob her friends at a party given in crooks’ honor, the young idler throws aside his role of reformed 
thief and recovers her friends’ jewelry and, incidentally, wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 928. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927; 933, Mar. 24; 1009, Mar. 31; 1189, Apr. 14, 1928. 

GOOD TIME CHARLEY. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Nov. 5, 1927. With 
Helene Costello, Warner Oland, Clyde Cook and Montagu Love. Director, Michael Curtiz. Scenarist, 
Anthony Coldeway and Owen Francis. Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 6,302 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of broken down actor, whose daughter, after the murder of his wife, becomes a 
reigning sensation on Broadway and in Europe. She loses trace of her father when he goes blind and 
becomes inmate of Actors’ Home. She finds him while performing at a Christmas Eve celebration at 
the Home, and cares for him. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1646. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

GORILLA, THE. Produced by Asher, Small & Rogers. Distributed by First National Pictures. Re- 
leased, Nov. 13, 1927. With Charlie Murray, Fred Kelsey, Alice Day, Tully Marshall and Gaude 
Gillingwater. Director, Alfred Santell. Scenarists, Henry McCarty and A1 Cohn. Cameraman, Arthur 
Edeson. Length, 7,133 feet. 

Theme: Mystery melodrama of rich man whose interest in life centers around his daughter and his 

wealth — and how he satisfies himself over the sincerity of his household. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1755. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 3; insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19; 1236, 1259, 1261, 1263, 1265, 
Oct. 21; 1312, 1335, 1337, 1338, 1341, 1343, Oct. 28; 1481-82, Nov. 11; 3 page insert, Nov. 18; 1623, Nov. 
25; 1693, Dec. 2; 1800, Dec. 9; 1882, Dec. 16, 1927; 186, Jan. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1818, Dec. 9; 1896, Dec. 16; 1965, Dec. 23, 1927; 206, Jan. 21, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1974, Dec. 23, 1927. 

GRAIN OF DUST, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, July 10, 1928. Starring 
Ricardo Cortez wth Alma Bennett and Claire Windsor. Director, George Archainbaud. Scenarist, 
Frances Hyland. Cameraman, Ernest Miller. Length, 6,126 feet. 

Theme: Drama. A man throws away all his prospects of happiness and success when he becomes 
madly infatuated with a typist. He marries her, neglects h ; .s business. Unhappy, his best friend a 
suicide because of him, the man realizes he’s a fool. When his wife leaves him, he returns repentent 
to the woman who always loved him. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16; 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

GREASED LIGHTNING. Produced and distributed by LTniversal. Released, July 29, 1928. Starring 
Ted Wells with Betty Caldwell and Vic Allen. Director, Ray Taylor. Scenarist, William Lester. 
Cameraman, Milton Bridenbecker. Length, 4,194 feet. 

Theme. Western. Ranch foreman loves pretty ranch owner, who is in turn desired by crooked 
lawyer, the brains of a gang of cattle rustlers. In a terrific gun fight in lonely cabin, the foreman 
reveals lawyer’s part in the rustling and the girl tells him that she wants him* to remain, not as a 
foreman, but as her husband. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

GREEN GRASS WIDOWS. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, June 10, 1928. Star- 
ring Walter Hagen with Gertrude Olmstead, John Harron, Ray Hall and Hedda Hopper. Director, 
A1 Raboch. Scenarist, Wellyn Totman. Cameraman, Jackson Rose. Length, 5,334 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance of a young couple’s love, which is saved through the generosity of a golf 

champ in letting the boy beat him in a match. The boy thus wins sufficient money to continue 
his education and the consent of the girl’s mother for a wedding ceremony. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928 

GUN GOSPEL. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National Pictures. Released, 
Nov. 6, 1927. Star, Ken Maynard. Director, Harry J. Brown. Scenarist,’ Marion Jackson. Camera- 
man, Sol Polito. Length, 6,288 feet. 

Theme: Outdoor action drama of the cow country. A young man vows never to use his guns again, 

but when he is cornered by the mem who killed his father he fights back with guns, fists and every- 
thing. He shows the villain up and wins a pretty girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 823. 

Advertising: Insert, May 1, 1926; insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 1236, Oct. 21; 1313, Oct 28* 

1385-87, Nov. 4, 1927. 



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GUN-HAND GARRISON. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, October, 1927. 
Star, Tex Maynard. Director, Ed. R Gordon. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. 
Length, 4,879 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Stranger joins girl in saving ranch from thieves. In developments, 

leader of gang is murdered and the stranger, thinking girl's brother guilty, takes blame and rides off. 
Later he manages to get thieves in tight corner and forces them to divulge identity of real murderer, 
who happened to be leader’s lieutenant. 

GYPSY OF THE NORTH. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, April, 1928. 
With Huntly Gordon and Georgia Hale. Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Camera- 
man, Hap Depew. Length, 5,976 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the North. Just before she is to go on the stage for her greatest part, girl 
is told her brother has been killed in Alaska and that his pal is accused of the murder. She goes to 
Alaska and dons her stage gypsy costume to become dance hall girl and succeeds in uncovering her 
brother’s killer. 



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HALF A BRIDE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, June 16, 1928. Starring Esther 
Ralston with Gary Cooper, William Worthington. Freeman Wood, Mary Doran. Director, Gregory La 
Cava. Cameraman, Victor Millner. Length, 6,238 feet. 

Theme: Society drama. Young society girl promises to marry with the stipulation that they get a 

divorce in six months if they do not get along together. Father has her kidnapped and placed on 
board yacht, which hero commands. They are wrecked, and eventually rescued, but when heroine gets 
back she realizes her lOve for hero, and they marry, minus stipulations. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 

HAM AND EGGS AT THE FRONT. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Dec. 24, 
1927. With Tom Wilson, Heinie Conklin and Myrna Loy. Director, Roy Del Ruth. Scenarists, Robert 
Dillon and James A. Starr. Length, 5,613 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Colored buddies in France during war fall in love with attractive dusky girl, 
in the pay of a German spy. They are ordered by their M. P. to shoot the girl unless she divulges 
the spy’s whereabouts. She escapes but they capture the spy after much adventure but lose the girl. 

References: Exploitation: Page 273, Jan. 28, 1928. 



HANGMAN’S HOUSE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, May 13, 1928. Starring Victor 
McLaglen with June Collyer, Larry Kent, Earle Foxe. Director, John Ford. Scenarist, Marion Orth. 
Cameraman, George Schneidermann. Length, 6,518 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Adapted from the Donn Byrne novel. Irish girl weds despicable man at request 

of dying parent. Forced to flee after shooting a prize horse, her husband returns to rob her and is 
confronted by a stranger who had been trailing him. He shoots the man unfairly but is killed 
escaping. The man is nursed back to health and the girl marries him. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1704. 

Advertising: Insert, May 20; 15-16, July 8; 92, Julv 15; 559, Aug. 26; 743, Sept. 9; 818, Sept. 16; 

895, Sept. 23, 1927. 

HAPPINESS AHEAD. Produced by John McCormick. Distributed by First National. Released, June 
24, 1928. Starring Colleen Moore with Edmund Lowe. Director, William Seiter. Scenarist, Benjamin 
Glazer. Length, 7,100 feet. 

Theme: Crook melodrama. Card sharp meets country girl. He grows fond of her and decides 
to reform but is arrested and sent to prison for six months. He tries to keep her faith by subterfuge. 
She learns of his affair with adventuress and believes latter is his wife. When she learns truth, she 
forgives him and when he leaves prison, they marry. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2118. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 2; 1944, June 9; 2189-90, June 23; 2168, June 30, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 539, Aug. 18, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 221, July 21, 1928. 



HAROLD TEEN. Produced by Robert Kane. Distributed by First National. Released, April 29, 1928. 
With Arthur Lake, Mary Brian, Alice White, Lucien Littlefield. Diiector, Mervyn Leroy. Adaptation, 
Tom Geraghty. Cameraman, Ernest Haller. Length, 7,541 feet. 



Theme: Comedy. Adapted from Carl Ed’s cartoon. It tells of high school youth. Instead of a 

school play, Harold films a school movie. In one of the scenes a neighboring dam is accidentally 
blasted and Harold, fearing arrest, runs away. He returns ini time to win his team’s football game, 
is freed of suspicion and wins his Lilliums. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 1927; 1016, Mar. 31; 2 pg. insert, Apr. 21; 
insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 2089, June 23; 2168, June 30, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1781, May 26; 2190, June 30; 280, July 28; 539-40, Aug. 18; 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 



HARP IN HOCK, A. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Oct. 10, 
1927. With Junior Coghlan and Rudolph Schildkraut. Director, Renaud Hoffman. Scenarist, Sonya 
Levien. Cameraman, Dewey Wrigley. Length, 5,990 feet. 

Theme: Heart drains of old pawnbroker who adopts young boy. His neighbors, despising him, try 

to get the boy away from him. They succeed for a time, but after a while he is able to legally adopt 
the child. His neighbors come to realize their misinterpretation of his character. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1903. 

Advertising: Insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; insert, Nov. 25, 1927. 



HARVESTER THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released Nov. 23, 1927. With Natalie 
Kingston. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Dorothy Yost. Cameraman, Allen Stedler. Length, 
7,045 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of the woods in which gatherer of herbs meets his “dream girl,” who is 
badly mistreated by her brutal uncle, weds her, sees her safely through a precarious illness and all 
ends happily. 

References - Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1646. 

Advertisfng: K Pages 1576, Sept. 30, 1923; 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15; 1936-37, 
Dec. 23, 1927. 



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HAUNTED SHIP, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Dec. 1, 1927. With 
Dorothy Sebastian and Montagu Love Director, Forrest Sheldon. Scenarist, E. Morton Hough. 
Cameraman, J. O. Taylor. Length, 4,752 feet. 

Theme: Sea drama of boy and girl who fall into clutches of brutal sea captain, who believes the 

boy to be the son of the man he hates. They escape his clutches and he is drowned with the knowledge 
that he had maligned the memory of his dead wife and that the boy is really his son. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 389-B. 

Advertising: Pages 2007, Dec. 30, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

HAWK’S NEST, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, May 27, 1928. Starring 
Milton Sills with Doris Kenyon. Director, Benjamin Christensen. Scenarist, Wid Gunning. Camera- 
man, Sol Polito. Length, 7,426 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of feud between proprietors of Chinatown cafes. His henchman accused of 

murder committed by enemy, one of the cafe owners undergoes surgical operation to rid himself of 
scars. Through his changed appearance he wins confidence of his enemy, captures and forces him 
to confess. 

References: Reviewed issue July 7, 1928, page 53. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 2089, June 23, 1928. 

HEAD MAN, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, July 8, 1928. With Charles 
Murray, Loretta \oung and Larry Kent. Director, Eddie Cline. Scenarist, Howard Green and Harvey 
Thew. Cameraman, Mike Joyce. Length, 6,502 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of politics. Story by Harry Leon Wilson. Because he refused to be tool for a 

political mob, an ex-senator is relegated to the public waste basket. When he opposes a rival politician 
in campaign for mayor, ex-senator hits the public sympathy and is elected to the mayor’s chair him- 
self and again becomes a power in local politics. 

Refeiences: Advertising: Insert, May 31; 147, July 12, 1924; one page insert, Apr. 4; insert, Nov. 
29, 1925; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16, 1928. 

HEART OF A FOLLIES GIRL, THE Produced by Sam Rork. Distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, March 18, 1928. Starring Billie Dove and Larry Kent. Director, John F. Dillon. Scenarist, 
Charles A. Logue. Cameraman, James Van Trees. Length, 5,957 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of chorus girl who, after wavering in her affections, finds romance with 

youth who committed forgery to win her. 

Reterences: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 895. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927. 

Window Displays: Page 1854, June 2, 1928. 

HEART OF BROADWAY, THE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, 
January, 1928. With Pauline Garon and Bobby Agnew. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, Arthur 
Hoerl. Cameraman, Walter GrifTen. Length, 5,853 feet. 

Theme: Melodramatic romance. Small town girl goes to city to become actress after meeting hoofer. 

They get work ini a cabaret but, show backer makes life unpleasant for girl. When he is shot by 
an enemy, hoofer takes blame believing girl committed the murder. When it is proven that a hench- 
man of the crook’s was the guilty party the boy is exonerated and marries the girl. 

HEART TO HEART. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, July 22, 1928. With 
Lloyd Hughes and Mary Astor. Director, William Beaudine. Scenarist, Adelaide Heilbron. Camera- 
man, Sol Polito. Length, 6,071 feet. # 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Girl returns to American town with fortune made in Italy. Her family 

prepares a reception, but when she arrives she is mistaken for a women of doubtful character. Finally 
her folks learn of their error and she imbues her old time sweetheart with new courage, returning 
to Italy with him to start life together. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 867. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 454, Aug. 11; 668, Sept. 1, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 

HEART TROUBLE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, August 12, 1928. Star and 
director, Harry Langdon. Scenarist, Arthur Ripley. Length, 5,400 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of country boy, rejected in time of war as an unfit. He unwittingly comes across 

information about a spies’ base for sending supplies to enemy submarines. He saves an American 
officer, captured by the spies, and captures the latter. He is then proclaimed a hero by all. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 669, Sept. 1, 1928. 

HELLO CHEYENNE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film. Released, May 13, 1928. Starring Tom 
Mix with Caryl Lincoln. Director, Gene Forde. Scenarist, Fred My ton. Cameraman, Dan Clark. 
Length, 4,618 feet. 

Theme: Western. Two rival telephone crews race to be the first to make wire connections with 

town of Cheyenne. Rival foreman steals daughter of construction crew foreman, but Tom rescues her 
and by dint of hard work makes wire connections ahead of his rival and winning the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1704. 

HELL SHIP. Distributed by Collwyn Pictures. Released, April 15, 1928. Star, director and scenarist, 
Victor Seastrom. Length, 5,800 feet. 

Theme: Sea drama in which mate aboard boat is former sweetheart of captain’s wife, who is also 
aboard. Dramatic sequences are entirely the result of the captain’s insane jealousy, but a clear 
understanding is reached before the conclusion. 

Advertising: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 869. 

HELLSHIP BRONSON. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, 
May, 1928. Starring Noah Beery with Mrs. Wallace Reid, Reed Ilowes, Helen Foster. Director, 
Joseph Henabery. Scenarist, Louis Stevens. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 6,267 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the Sea. Sea captain, believing his young wife has been unfaithful to him, 
takes his young son, rears him in the ways of the sea, and instills him with hatred for his mother. 
After an absence of twenty years mother locates missing pair, stows away on their ship, and, before 
the voyage is completed, wins love of her son and forgiveness of her husband. 

References: Reviewed issued May 12, 1928, page 1589. 

Advertising: Pages 2257, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927; 1661, May 19, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 48, July 7, 1928. 



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HEROES IN BLUE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, November, 192* 
With John Bowers and Sally Rand. Diiector, Duke Worne. Scenarist, George Pyper. Cameraman, 
Waiter Griffen. Length, 5,076 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Two old cronies, one on police force and other chief of a fire battalion have 
an argument. On way home, former is slain by son of his pal. Son of slain officer learns identity 
of kJler and tells boy’s sister. Murder gun is found and fire chief is accused of crime. During big 
fire, in which all take part, the boy confesses and father and son are killed in jump into fire net. 

HERO FOR A NIGHT, A. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Dec. 18, 
1927. Starring Glenn Tryon with Patsy Ruth Miller, Burr McIntosh, Lloyd Whitlock and Ruth Dwyer. 
Director, William Craft. Scenarist, Harry Hoyt. Cameraman, George Robinson. Length, 5,711 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of small town fresh guy who by successful flight to Russia saves the fortune of 

wealthy soap manufacturer, who, with his daughter, accompanies him on flight. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1754. 

Advertising: Pages 1680-81, Dec. 2; 1865, Dec. 16, 1927. 

HER SUMMER HERO. Produced and distributed by FBO. Released, Feb. 12, 1928. With Sally Blane, 
Hugh Trevor, Duane Thompson. Director, James Dugan. Scenarist, Jean Dupont. Cameraman, Philip 
Tannura. Length, 5,146 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of young folk during the summer season. Co-ed and student, in love 

with each other, have a quarrel which is patched up when the boy wins a swimming race and the 
girl discovers that she had been wrong in her charges. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2035. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15. 1927. 

HER WILD OAT. Produced by John McCormack. Distributed by First National. Released, Dec. 25, 
1927. Star, Colleen Moore. Director, Marshall Neilan. Scenarist, Gerald Duffy. Cameraman, George 
Folsey. Length, 6,118 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. With savings from lunch wagon, girl attempts to enter society at exclusive 
resort. She finds stories she read are myths. When reporter who wrote them tries to make one 
come true at high class hotel, she comes near to ruin through accepting supposed gifts from salesmen 
who think her heiress. She marries old admirer, who proves to be a social light. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 451. 

Advertising: Pages 1800, Dec. 9; 1944, Dec. 23: 2009-10, Dec. 30; 2067, Dec. 31, 1927; 10, Jan. 7; 

686, Mar. 3; 796, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 441, Feb. 11, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 204, Jan. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 1583, May 12, 1928. 

Window Displays: Page 956-C, Mar. 24, 1928. 

HIGH SCHOOL HERO. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Oct. 16, 1927. With 
Sally Phipps, Nick Stuart. Charles Paddock and John Darrow. Director, David Butler. Scenarist, 
Seton I. Miller. Cameraman, Ernest Palmer. Length, 5,498 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Rivals from early days, two high school basketball players center their 

affections on a new girl student. Their enmity threatens to disrupt the team, until shame and love 
for the school, compel them to strive for their alma mater and take their chances as far as the girl 
is concerned. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11. 1927, page 1502. 

Advertising: Pages 559, Aug. 26; 819, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 967, Sept. 30; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, 
Oct. 21, 1927. • 

HIS FOREIGN WIFE. Produced by W. Wallace Cook. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 27, 1927. 
With Wallace MacDonald and Edna Murphy. Director, J. P. McCarthy. Scenarist, Albert DeMond. 
Length, 4,890 feet. 

Theme: Drama. American doughboy marries German girl. When they come to America, she meets 
with haughty glances of his father. Father, as town’s leading citizen, performs ceremony of pinning 
a decoration on his son. The boy, before the assembled throng, decries his father’s false sense of 
patriotism, his inability to let bygones be bygones. Later, the father’s false pride and bitterness 

are dissolved. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 452. 

HIS TIGER LADY. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, June 9, 1928. Starring Adolphe 
Menjou with Evelyn Brent. Director, Hobart Henley. Adaptation, Ernest Vadja. Cameraman, Harry 
Fischbeck. Length, 5,038 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy-drama. Stage super falls in love with beautiful tiger lady, whom he sees 

nightly. He engineers a meeting with her. They become interested in each other but later he tells 
her his true position, and returns to former station. He sees a new girl in the chorus, who proves 
to be his lady love and they marry. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1905. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

HOLD ’EM YALE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, May 14, 1928. 
Starring Rod La Rocque with Jeanette Loff, Hugh Allan, Joseph Cawthorn, Tom Kennedy. Director, 
Edward H. Griffith. Scenarist, George Dromgold. Cameraman, Arthur Miller. Length, 7,056 feet. 

Theme: College farcical drama in which young Argentine goes to Yale and does not make out so 

well in sports and lovemaking. During his first summer vacation he practices running on his Argentine 
ranch and on his return becomes a football star for Yale, wins a crucial game and the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 4, 1928, page 413. 

Advertising: Insert, July 1, 1927; 1325, Apr. 28; 1998, June 16; 512-13, Aug. 18, 1928. 

HOME MADE. Produced by C. C. Burr. Distributed by First National. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. Star, 
Johnny Hines. Director, Charles Hines. Cameramen, Wm. J. Miller and A1 Wilson. Length, 6,524 feet. 

Theme: Comedy' of small town boy and his efforts to establish mother’s jam. He meets charming 
girl and vows to win her. While attending party at which aviators are broadcasting, he puts words 
praising his jam into one of the speaker’s month via ventriloquism. Jam becomes famous as a result 
and boy wins fortune and girl. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1788. 

Advertising: Page 1313, Oct. 28, 1927. 

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Pictures. Starring Monty Banks with Gillian Dean, Judy Kelly, Lena Halliday and Colin Kenny. 
Director, Tim Whelan. Cameramen, Rene Guissert and George Pocknall. Length, 6,000 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Bridegroom plans honeymoon in Europe, and tells bride what wonderful honey- 

moon they are to have when mother-in-law insists on accompanying them and taking her parrot, dogs, 
cats, etc. along. What with care of menagerie, becoming involved with jealous couple and gang ot 
Paris crooks, lovers have a hectic honeymoon. 

HONEYMOON HATE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Dec. 3, 1927. Starring 
Florence. Vidor with Tullio Carminati, William Austin and Corliss Palmer. Director, Luther Reed. 
Adaptation, Doris Anderson. Scenarist, Ethel Doherty. Cameraman, Harry Fischback. Length, 

5,415 feet. 

Theme: Drama of an arrogant American girl who weds proud Italian nobleman. In him she meets 
a will just as strong as her won and there is danger of them separating. However, they soon again 
become ardent lovers. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 452. 

Advertising: Insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28, 1927. 

HONOR BOUND. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, May 6, 1928. With Geo. 
O’Brien, Estelle Taylor, Leila Hyams. Director, Alfred E. Green. Scenarist, C. Graham Baker. 
Cameraman, Joseph August. Length, 6,188 feet. 

Theme: Drama of life in a convict camp. Convict recognizes wife of coal baron using prisoners in 

his mines, as one responsible for his imprisonment.. Iiu a delerium from an accident, she reveals 
intimacy with convict and husband decides to do away with him. Having escaped and told governor 
of prison corruptness, convict marries daughter of prison physician and sees guilty ones apprehended. 
References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1899. 

HOOF MARKS. Produced by F. J. McConnell Prod., Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 13. 
1927. Star, Jack Donovan. Director, Tenny Wright. Scenarist, Jos. Anthony Roach. Cameramen, 
Edw. J. Snyder and Roy Greiner. Length, 4,076 feet. 

Theme: Outdoor drama of cow hand, who saves cattle of his ranch from gang of rustlers. Chief 

rustler implicates him in murder but he escapes from prison, solves the mystery of the disappearence 
of the cattle, and wins daughter of ranch owner. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1971. 

HOOK AND LADDER NO. 9. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Nov. 13, 1927. 

With Cornelius Keefe, Edward Hearn and Dione Ellis. Director, F. Harmon Weight. Scenarist, Peter 

Milne. Cameraman, H. Lyman Broening. Length, 5,240 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of two firemen and a girl, who is won by one of them. The other fireman, still 

loving the girl, comes to hate her husband, but when she is in danger from the flames, he willingly 

works with his enemy to achieve her rescue. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1902. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, March 11, 1928. Starring 
Tom Mix with Sally Rand. Director, Ben StolofF. Scenarist, Fred Myton. Cameraman, Dan Clark. 

Length, 4,397 feet. 

Theme: Western in which Tom overcomes every obstacle in the grand sweepstakes obstacle race, 

saves the heavily mortgaged ranch of the girl and then wins her for his wife. 

References: .Reviewed issue Mar. 24, 1928, page 964. 



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HOT HEELS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, May 13, 1928. Starring Glenn Tryon 
with Lloyd Whitlock and Patsy Ruth Miller. Director, James Craft. Scenarist, Harry O. Hoyt. 
Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 5,864 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Small town hotel owner, sells his property to finance show of dancing girl with 
whom he is smitten. She thinks him a freshie, but when he risks his all, and is nearly ruined by 
confidence men and saves his fortune by winning a horse race, they come to an understanding and wed. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 858. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

HOT NEWS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, July 14, 1928. Starring Bebe Daniels 
with Neil Hamilton, Chester Conklin, Spsc O'Donnell, Paul Lukas. Director, Clarence Badger. Scenar- 
ist, Florence Ryerson. Cameraman, William Marshall. Length, 6,528 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-romance of camera-girl who outwits expert cameraman, gets the scoop and win» 

his heart. 

References: Reviewed issue July 28, 1928, page 289. 

Advertising: Pages 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 540, Aug. 18; 618, Aug. 25, 1928. 

HOUND OF SILVER CREEK. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, May 20, 1928. 
Starring Dynamite (dog) with Gloria Gray and Edmund Cobb. Director, Stuart Paton. Scenarist, 
Paul Byron. Cameraman, Jerome Ash. Length, 4,095 feet. 

Theme: Western. Pretty schoolmistress falls in love with wealthy Eastern sportsman, when his 
pedigreed dog, “Dynamite, ’’ saves her from serious injury. The dog exposes the workings of a 
crook, who has been preying on the neighborhood, and everything ends well. 

References: Advertising; Insert, May 13, 1927. 

HOUSE OF SCANDAL. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, April 1, 1928. With 
Dorothy Sebastian and Pat O'Malley Director, King Baggott. Scenarist, Frances Hyland. Camera- 
man, Barney McGill. Length, 5,297 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of brother love. Younger brother, anxious to jo'n police force, wears brother’s 

uniform and becomes implicated! with gang of crooks, among them a girl he believes on the level. 
After big robbery, brother is accused when button from his coat is found on scene. Girl confesses, 
serves her term and comes out of jail to marry the embryo officer. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, lP2f 



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HUSBANDS FOR RENT. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Dec. 31, 1927. With 
Owen Moore and Helene Costello. Director, Henry Lehrman. Scenarist, C. Graham Baker. Camera- 
man, Barney McGill. Length, 6,320 feet. 

Theme: Domestic comedy in which two couples appear to be unhappily married and would switch 

husbands and wives, but one of the couples finds there is true happiness ahead. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 75. 




IF I WERE SINGLE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Dec. 17, 1927. Starring 
May McAvoy and Conrad Nagel with Andte Beranger and Myrna Loy. Director, Roy Del Ruth. 
Scenarist, Robert Lord. Cameraman, Ed Du Par. Length, 6,320 feet. 

Theme: Comedy in which young married couple become flirty, the husband, unknowingly, with his 

wife’s best friend, and the wife with her mus'c teacher. The husband passes on a cigarette lighter 
gift of the wife with her music teacher. Eventually each realizes that flirting doesn’t pay. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2089. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 539, Aug. 18, 1928. 

IN A MOMENT OF TEMPTATION. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Sept. 
18, 1927. With Kit Guard, Grant Withers, Charlotte Stevens and Cornelius Keefe. Director, Phil 
Carle. Cameraman, Mack Stengler. Length, 5,665 feet. 

Theme: Romance. Shop girl discovers that her sweetheart is a crook, and she is falsely accused of 
robbery and sentenced to prison. After serving term, she seeks to revenge herself upon woman who 
insisted she had robbed her. She clambers into the woman’s house but is discovered by an old invalid 
He takes an interest in her and adopts her. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1503. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 



IN OLD KENTUCKY. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer. Released, Oct. 29, 1927. 
With James Murray and Helene Costello. Director, John M. Stahl. Scenarist, A. P. Younger. 
Cameraman, Max Fabian. Length, 6,646 feet. 

Theme: Racetrack drama. Boy and horse return from war, the boy changed and the horse wounded. 
His dad close to bankruptcy, boy leaves home, ignores his girl and quarrels with jockey friend. 
Realizing his meanness he makes amends and when father wins race he is welcomed back to home 
and happiness. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 27; 2252, June 10; front cover also 2324, June 17; insert, July 
8; front cover also insert, Aug. 12; 489, Aug. 19; insert. Aug. 26; insert, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 21; 
1388, Nov. 4; 1468, Nov. 11; 1677, Dec. 2, 1927. 



INSPIRATION. Produced and distributed by Excellent Piet. Corp. Released, May 10, 1928. Starring 
George Walsh with Gladys Frazin, Marguerite Clayton. Director, Bernard McEveety. Scenarist, 
Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Marcel LePicard. Length, 6,759 feet. 

Theme: Melodramatic romance. Down and outer in an Asiatic dive is befriended by girl of dance hall, 

who accompanies him back to America and helps in cleaning up an accusation that had resulted in 
his being disowned by family. He proves to the girl he really loves, that not he, but his rival for 
her hand, is the guilty party and the couple are finally brought together. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1928. 

INTO NO MAN’S LAND. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, June 15, 
1928. Starring Tom Santschi with Josephine Norman, Beity Blythe, Jack Daugherty, Crauford Kent. 
Directors, Arthur Guy Empey and Cliff Wheeler. Scenarists, Elsie Werner and Bennett Southard. 
Cameraman, Ted Tetzlaff. Length, 6,700 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Faced with an expose of his thieving activities, father of girl goes to war. His 
daughter’s lover, a lawyer on his trail, also goes to the front. During fighting the thief saves lawyer, 
although he is tempted to kill him. War over thief becomes a wanderer, finally dying in home of 
his daughter who does not know him. 

References: Advertising: Page 1939, May 6, 1928. 



IRRESTIBLE LOVER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Dec. 
4 1927. Starring Norman Kerry and Lois Moran with Gertrude Astor, Lee Moran, Arthur Lake. 

Director, "william Beaudine. Adaptation, Beatrice Van. Cameraman, George Robinson. Length, 
6,958 feet. 

Theme: Farce involving a rich Lothario deeply in love with a policeman’s daughter, and beset by 

his lady friends of the days before he really thought of love. 

References- Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1927, page 859. 

Advertising: Pages 1879, Apr. 24; 2634, June 5; 799, Sept. 4, 1926; insert, May 13; 2590-91, July 1; 
248, July 29, 1927. 

ISLE OF FORGOTTEN WOMEN. Produced and distributed by Columbia.. Released, Sept. 27, 1927. 
WitV. Conwav Tearle and Dorothy Sebastian. Director, George B. Seitz. Adaptor, Norman Springer. 
Cameraman, Joseph Walker. Length, 5,645 feet. 

Theme- Drama of love in a South Sea isle. Native girl, protected by white man from a brutal 
master gives her life to save her benefactor. He never knows her sacrifice and returns to civilization. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan 21 1928, page 212. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 




JAKE THE PLUMBER. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Oct. 16. 1927. With 
Jess De Vorska. Director, Edward Luddy. Scenarist, James J. Tynan. Cameraman, Philip Tannura. 
Length, 5,186 feet. 

Theme- Comedy in which a plumber’s apprentice saves the life of a wealthy horseman’s wife, for 
which he gets a tip on the steeplechase; rides the horse himself when the jockey is drugged, and wins 
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References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1443. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 



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JAWS OF STEEL. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 10, 1927. Starring 
Rin-Tin-Tin with Jason Robards, Helen Ferguson and Mary Louise Miller. Director, Ray Enright. 
Scenarist, Charles R. Condon. Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 5,569 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of pet puppy which is lost on the desert and turns wild. Wanted as a killer, 

he returns to tne desert cottage in time to save the baby’s Mfe, as the father is out seeking the 
reward that goes with the dog's death. 

Referencas: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1927, page 1002. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

JAZZ SINGER, THE. Produced and Distributed by Warner. Released, Feb. 4, 1928. Starring A1 Jolson 
with May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Cantor Joset Rosenblatt. Director, Alan Crosland. Scenarist, Al 
Cohn. Cameraman, Hal Mohr. Length, 8,165 feet 

Theme: Heart interest story of jazz singer who prefers stage to becoming a cantor. Is reconciled 

to his father, but continues stage career. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1927, page 1266. 

Advertising: Pages 632-33, Sept. 2, 1927; 102-3, Jan. 14; 246-7, Jan. 28; 310-11, Feb. 4; 860-61, Mar. 
17; 935, Mar. 24; 1002-03, Mar. 31; 1183, Apr. 14; insert, Apr. 28; 19, July 7; 173, 175, July 21; 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1032, Mar. 31; 1698, May 19, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 634, 637, Feb. 25, 1928. 

JESSE JAMES. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 22, 1927. Starring Fred 
Thomson with Nora Lane, Montagu Love and Mary Carr. Director, Lloyd Ingraham. Scenarist, 
Frank M. Clifton. Cameraman, Al Siegler. Length, 8,656 feet. 

Theme: Western. Melodramatic incidents in the life of a famous outlaw who, first as a Confederate 
soldier, then as an outlaw, has many thrilling contests with and escapes from the rival army and 
the peace-time advocates of law and order. Quite naturally the romantic element of the story leads 
our hero to win the girl he has loved for years. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1344. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, May 27; 81, July 15; insert, Tuly 22; 418, Aug. 12; 736-37, 

Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; insert, Sept. 30; 1041, Oct. 7; 1137, Oct. 14; 1368, Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 18; 
insert, Dec. 30, 1927. 

JOY GIRL, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Sept. 18, 1927. With Olive 
Borden, Neil Hamilton and Marie Dressier. Director, Allan Dwan. Scenarist, Francis Agnew. Camera- 
man, George Webber. Length, 6,162 feet 

Theme: Romantic drama of wealthy youth who poses as his chauffeur — with chauffeur posing as his 
boss both to see how they fare in love stakes. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1927, page 931. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 20; 15-16, July 8; 92, July 15; 173, July 22; 261, July 29; 326, 
Aug. 5; insert, Aug. 19; 559, Aug. 26; 624, also two page insert, Sept. 2; 743, Sept. 9; 818, Sept. 16; 
895, Sept. 23; 967, Sept. 30; insert, Dec. 9, 1927. 

JUDGMENT OF THE HILLS. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, Nov. 6, 1927. 
Starring Frankie Darro with Virginia Va Hi and Orville Caldwell. Director, Leo Meehan. Adaptation 
and continuity, Dorothy Yost. Cameraman, Allen Seigler. Length, 6,481 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the Kentucky Hills. Ted, wistful mountain child, blindly worships his big 

brother, Brant. Latter is fast developing into a drinker of mountain dew. Interested in welfare of 
both, schoolmistress takes young Ted in hand. War is declared and Brant evades draft. He is 
delivered to authorities by younger brother. He comes back covered with medals but drunk. How- 
ever, Ted and schoolma’am win out. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1927, page 527. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

JUST MARRIED. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Aug. 18, 1928. With Ruth 
Taylor, James Hall, Lila Lee, Harrison Ford, Wm. Austin. Director, Frank Strayer. Adaptation, 

Frank Butler and Gilbert Pratt. Cameraman, Edward Cionjager. Length, 6,039 feet. 

Theme: Light Comedy. Story by Anne Nichols. American in Paris imbibes too freely and finds 
himself aboard a liner bound for America. On ship meets the only girl but she believes he is married 
to a pretty modeL When he finally convinces girl and her aunt that model really has a claim on 
girl’s fiance, everything turns out hapiply for the pair. 

References: Reviewed issue August 18, 1928, page 549. 

Advertising: Insert, May 5; 315, Aug. 4; 438, Aug. 11; 653, Sept. 1, 1928. 



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LADDIE BE GOOD. Produced by Bill Cody Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. 
Starring Bill Cody. Director, Ben Cohn. Scenarist, L. V. Jefferson. Cameraman, Arthur Reeves. 
Length, 4,155 feet. 

Theme: Western comedy-drama cf cowpuncher who comes to live in big city. He proceeds to 

change things to suit his cowboy taste. Next door neighbors are a girl and her father. Latter covets 
rancher’s land and refused to allow daughter to marry him. But rancher is finally able to convince 
obstinate father that he is a worth while chap. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2034. 

LADIES MUST DRESS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Nov. 20, 1927. With 
Virginia Valli, Lawrence Gray, Earle Foxe and Hallam Cooley. Director, Victor Heerman. Scenarist, 
Reginald Morris. Cameraman, Glen MacWilliams. Length, 5,599 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy of working girls — one old-fashioned, the other a flapper. Former gets her 
jnan when latter makes her over. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1970. 

Advertising: Pages 895, Sept. 23; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; insert, Ncv. 25; insert, Dec. 9; insert, 
Dec. 16, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1965, Dec. 23, 1927. 

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National. Released, April 1, 1928. With Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall. Director, Edward Cline. 
Scenarist, Henry McCarthy. Cameraman, J. MacKensie. Length, 6,592 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Structural iron worker becomes enamoured of girl vendor of prepared lunches, 
whose parents become wealthy and move uptown. He pursues her, accompanied by his roughneck 
boy friend. All of them become involved in a number of humorous situations which culminate in a 
Turkish bath following a raid on an indecent dance hall, and eventually the iron worker wins the girl* 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1928, page 1213. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19, 1927; 492, Feb. 18; 686, Mar. 3, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1266, Apr. 21, 1928. 

LADIES OF THE MOB. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, June 30, 1928. Starring 
Clara Bow with Richard Arlen, Mary Alden, Helen Lynch. Director, William Wellman. Scenarist, 
John Farrow. Cameraman, Henry Gerrard. Length, 6,792 feet. 

Theme: Underworld drama. Girl is hardened little thing, whose father was executed for murder. 

She is in love with one of the toughest guys in the mob. After a big job they flee and are hiding 
when they are apprehended by police. They go to jail, but girl is now desirous of turning over a new 
leaf and becoming an honest citizen. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2118. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26; 2061, June 23; 77, July 
14: 246, July 28, .1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 213, July 21; 539, Aug. 18, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 291, July 28, 1928. 

LADIES OF THE NIGHT CLUB. Produced and distributed by Tififany-Stahl. Released, May 15, 1928 
Starring Barbara Leonard with Ricardo Cortez and Lee Moran. Director, George Archainbaud. 
Scenarist, Ben Grauman Kohn. Cameraman, Harry Jackson. Length, 6,553 feet. 

Theme: Drama of night life. Hoofer is in love with his partner but she loves wealthy younig patron 
of the club in which she dances. The hoofer, thinking girl cares for him, buys a ring but learns that 
she is planning on marrying his rich rival. He covers up his broken heart and continues to show 
like a true trouper. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

LADY BE GOOD. Produced by Charles Rogers. Distributed by First National. Released, May 6, 1928. 
With Jack Mulhall and Dorothy Mackaill. Director, Richard Wallace. Scenarist, Adelaide Heilbron. 
Cameraman, George Folsey. Length, 6,608 feet. 

Theme: Adapted from the musical comedy of same name. The romance of two vaudeville magicians 
who quarrel and separate. Girl becomes assistant to a dancing artist, whom she later leaves because 
of his advances, and returns to her mag'cian, who has fared badly in her absence. However, with 
their acting holding forth once again, they become a successful team. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1906. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 1, 1926; insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; insert, June 2; 

2005, June 16. 1928. 

LADY RAFFLES. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Jan. 25, 1928. With Estelle 
Taylor and Roland Drew. Director, R. William Neill. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,471 feet. 

Theme: Drama of woman crock, really a Scotland Yard operative, who falls in love with society 

mam. She protects his mother’s jewels from a pair of crooks, who try to frame her, but she shows 
them up for what they are and wins her man. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928. page 2118. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927; 484-85, Feb. 18, 1928. 

LAND OF THE LAWLESS. Produced by Liberty Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Dec. 
25, 1927. Star, Jack Padjan. Director, Thomas Buckingham. Scenarist, Paul Fejos. Length, 4,131 feet. 

Theme: Western. Ranger captures killer, who threatens the safety of girl and her father. He wins 
the girl sifter he has demonstrated his ability to protect her. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2034. 

LAST COMMAND, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 21, 1928. Starring 
Emil Jannings with William Powell and Evelyn Brent. Director, Jos. von Sternberg. Scenarist, John 
F. Goodrich. Cameraman, Bert Glennon Length, 8,234 feet. 

Theme: Drama of overbearing Russian general, who is broken physically and spiritually by the 

Revolution, and who has taste of erstwhile glory as movie extra. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 280. 

Advertising: Pages 1528, Nov. 18; 1856, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; 
insert, Jan. 7; 98, Jan. 14; 2 page insert, also 171, Jan. 21; insert, also 309, Feb. 4; insert, also 411, 
Feb. 11, insert, also 481, Feb. 18; 760, Mar. 10; 1081, Apr. 7; 1237, Apr. 21; insert, May 5; insert, 
May 12, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 272, Jan. 28, 1928. 

LAST MOMENT. Produced by Freedman-Spitz. Distributed by Zakora Film Corp. Released, Feb. 
15, 1928. Starring Otto Matiesen with Georgia Hale. Director and scenarist, Paul Fejos. Camera- 
man, Leon Shamroy. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Theme: Drama. The past of a suicide. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1043. 

Advertising: Page 1034, March 31, 1928. 

LAST WALTZ, THE. Produced by Ufa Productions. Distributed by Paramount. Released, Nov. 26, 
1927. Starring Willy Fritsch and Suzy Vernon. Director, Arthur Robison. Scenarist, Alice Duer 
Miller. Cameraman, Hans Schneeberger Length, 6,940 feet. 

Theme: Continental romance. Young Elide to the crown prince is thrown into jail when he resents 

his master’s interest in the girl he loves. When the young man is eventually freed by the prince, 
he and the girl again dance to the strain of their favorite waltz. 

Rferenccs: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2035. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, Sept. 30, 1927. 

LATEST FROM PARIS, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Feb. 
4 1928 Starring Norma Shearer with George Sidney and Ralph Forbes. Director, Sam Wood. 

Scenarist, A. P. Younger. Cameraman, William Daniels. Length, 7,743 feet. 

Theme: Light comedy. Pretty traveling saleswoman falls in love with rivEil, salesman for another 

cloak and suit firm. They become engaged but she refuses to quit work because she is sending brother 



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thru college. Annoyed by this, boy leaves her and becomes engaged to a shop-keeper’s daughter who 
loves him. But he still loves saleswoman, and when her brother marries, they are reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 753. 

Advertising: Pages 2009, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; front cover, also 489, Feb. 18; insert, Mar. 10; 
front cover, Mar. 24; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldw.yn- Mayer. Released, April 14, 
1928. Starring Lon Chaney with Loretta Young. Director, Herbert Brenon. Scenarist, Elizabeth 
Meehan. Cameraman, James, W. Howe. Length, 7,045 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama from stage play by David Belasco and Tom Cushing. In younger days 

clown adopts an orphan. When girl grows older, he loves her but she is desired by wealthy young 
nobleman. On eve of her marriage, girl learns of clown’s love and tells him she loves him. That 
night clown deliberately injures himself fatally, in order that girl will marry real lover. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1906. 

Advertising: Pages 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10; front cover, Apr. 14; front 

cover, Apr. 21; front cover, Apr. 28; insert, May 5; 1547, May 12; inser,t May 19; insert, June 2; 
front cover, June 9; front cover, Sept. 15, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 2190, June 30, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2110, June 23, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1971, June 9, 1928. 

LAW AND THE MAN, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released January, 
1928. With Tom Santschi and Gladys Brockwell. Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. 
Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 5,916 feet. 

Theme: Drama of a boss politician and his willingness to protect the district attorney, the woman 
he loves. Her fiance forges a check, and she, in honor bound to prosecute him, is in a quandary until 
the politician tries to assume the guilt. She sees through his act and finally learns the true villainy 
of her fiance. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 965. 

LAW OF FEAR. Produced and distribuetd by F B O. Released, Apr. 8, 1928. Starring Ranger (dog) 
with Jane Reid. Director, Jercme Storm. Scenarist, Fred Crost. Cameraman, Robert De Grasse. 
Length, 4,769 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Dog avenges the killing of his mate by the bandit when he tracks the latter 

to his death, and he is then revealed as the scheming brother-in-law of the heroine. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 822. 

LAW OF THE RANGE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer. Released, Jan. 21, 1928. 
Starring Tim McCoy with Joan Crawford. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Scenarist, Richard Schayer. 
Cameraman, Clyde de Vinna. Length, 5,393 feet. 

Theme: Western. Ranger, whose brother is a bandit, meets a lovely girl. Her faith in him is 

shaken for a time but she understands his predicament after his brother, whom he has pursued with 
the intention of capturing him, dies in his arms. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927. 

LAW’S LASH, THE. Produced by J. F. McConnell Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, May 20, 
1928. Starring Klondike (dog) with Robert Ellis and Mary Malbery. Director, Noel Mason Smith. 
Scenarist, Edward Meagher. Cameraman, Harry Cooper. Length, 4,683 feet. 

Theme: Action drama in which a mountie is murdered by fur thieves. His dog witnessed his pass- 

ing, and is instrumental in putting the other mounties on right track. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1043. 

LEGIONAIRES IN PARIS. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, Jan. 31, 1928. With A1 
Cook, Kit Guard, Louise Lorraine. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Scenarist, Jefferson Moffitt. Camera- 
man, Philip Tannura. Length, 5,893 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Representing their post at AEF convention, two buddies think that the Paris 

police are seeking their arrest. In reality, the gendarmes are after them in order that they may be 
decorated for valor in battle. They are finally jailed, but are released and decorated before their 
sweeties. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15; 962-63, Sept. 30; 

1218-19, Oct. 21; 1870-71, Dec. 16; 2002-03, Dec. 30, 1927; 6-7, Jan. 7; 176, Jan. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 887, Mar. 17, 1928. 

LEGION OF THE CONDEMNED. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, March 10,, 1928 
With Gary Cooper, Fay Wray and Lane Chandler. Director, William Wellman. Scenarists, Johi 
Monk Saunders and Jean de Limuir. Cameraman, Henry Gerrard. Length, 7,415 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the rur. Disappointed at finding sweetheart in arms of German officer, hero 
goes to France as member of air legion, and seeks death in duty. He later finds out that fiancee is 
a spy, and he regrets doubting her. She is captured by Germans and hero and his buddies rescue her. 
References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 962. 

Advertising: Pages 1528, Nov. 18; 1856, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; 
insert, Jan. 7; insert, Jan. 21; insert, Feb. 4; insert, also 411, Feb. 11; 2 page insert, also 481, Feb. 18; 
669-670, Mar. 3; 761, Mar. 10; 2 page insert, also 855, Mar. 17; 925, Mar. 24; 1081, Apr. 7; insert, May 
5, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1032-33, Mar. 31; 1204, Apr. 14; 1266, Apr. 21; 1582, May 12; 1782, May 26; 1964, 
June 9; 57, July 7, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2186, June 30; 138, July 14, 1928. 

LEOPARD LADY, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Jan. 
22, 1928. With Jacqueline Logan. Director, Rupert Julian. Scenarist, Beulah Marie Dix. Cameraman, 
John Mescall. Length, 6,650 feet. 

Theme: Continental melodrama. The leopard lady is hired by police to join circus and investigate 

series of murders. She meets Cossack member, who owns ape, which turns out to be murderer, 
trained to commit the crimes by Cossack. Latter saves her life and she hesitates to expose him. 
When ape almost kills her sweetheart, she reveals truth and thrilling denouement follows. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 824. 

Advertising: Insert, Oct. 21, 1927 ; 315, Feb. 4; 611, Feb. 25; 768-69, Mar. 10, 1928. 

LES MISERABLES. Produced by Societe des Cineromans. Distributed by Universal. Released, Oc 
30, 1927. Star. Gabriel Gabrio. Director and scenarist, Henri Fescourt. Length, 7,713 feet. 



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Theme: Drama, adapted from Victor Hugo.. Jean Valjean, for stealing a loaf, is sentenced heavily. 
After serving term he is befriended by bishop and reforms. He becomes rich and a mayor, but police 
learn of his past and imprison him. He escapes, adopts a little girl and resides in Paris where again 
the police interfere. Later, an old man, his adopted daughter married, he gives her his fortune and 
dies leaving much good behind him. 



References: Advertising: Pages 1870, Apr. 24; 2635, June 5, 1926; 1 page insert, May 13; 2398, June 
24; 744-45, Sept. 9; 1154, Oct. 14; 1473, Nov. 11, 1927; 106-8, Jan. 14; 175. Jan. 21; 605, Feb. 25, 1928. 
Exploitation: Pages 1674, May 6; 1639, Nov. 25; 1964, Dec. 23, 1927 ; 272, Jan. 28, 1928. 



LET *ER GO GALLEGHER. Produced by De-Mille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Jan. 15, 1928. With Junior Coghlan. Director, Elmer Clifton. Scenarist, Elliot Clawson. Cameraman, 
Lucien Andriot. Length, 5,888 feet. 

Theme: Story of waif who sees crime committed by notorious murderer. He tells his reporter friend 

and the latter gets a scoop for his paper. When the reporter is fired because of a puffed head, the 
kid again helps him win another exclusive story about the criminal, whom they capture together. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan . 28, 1928, page 280. 

Advertising: Insert, Oct. 21, 1927. 



LIFE OF RILEY, THE. Produced by E. M. Asher. Distributed by First National. Released, Sept. 
18, 1927. Starring George Sidney and Charlie Murray. Director, William Beaudine. Scenarist, How- 
ard J. Green. Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 6,712 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Riley and Meyer, small town fire and police chiefs, bitter rivals for love of rich 
widow, take her to circus, where she falls for “shiek” gambler. Then follows a serious of farcial 
complications with pair calling a truce when widow’s apartment goes afire. Riley proves a hero when 
“shiek” turns out coward, rescuing widow and winning her hand in marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1927, page 862. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; 906, Sept. 23; 968, Sept. 30; 1160, Oct. 14, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1639, Nov. 25, 1927. 

LIGHT IN THE WINDOW, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, October, 
1927. With Henry B. Walthall, Patricia Avery, Cornelius Keefe. Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenar- 
ist, Leota Morgan. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 5,960 feet. 

Theme: Drama of unsophisticated daughter of cobbler who is introduced to night life. She marries 
gay youth, is disowned by father, but eventually reconciled. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1504. 

Advertising: Page 898, Sept. 23, 1927. 

LIGHTNING SPEED. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, August 26, 1928. Starring Bob 
Steele with Mary Mabery. Director and scenarist, Robert N. Bradbury. Cameraman, Robert De 
Grasse. Length, 4,647 feet. 

Theme: Action melodrama. Young reporter meets daughter of governor and learns that crooks are 

planning to kidnap her in order to force the governor to pardon one of the gang. The governor 
rejects the reporter thinking him to be a crook but the young man proves his worth when he rescues 
the girl from the kidnapper. 



LIGHTNIN’ SHOT, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, May 1928. 
Starring Buddy Roosevelt with Carol Lane, J. P. McGowan, Art Rowlands. Director and scenarist. 
J. P. McGowan. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 4,797 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Two elderly ranchers are engaged in a feud over possession of small 

strip of property, but this does not prevent their respective son and daughter from being very much 
in love. Another rancher schemes to obtain same land, indulging in incendiarism, kidnaping and 
other vicious acts before he is routed, and rival ranchers settle difference amicably. 

LINGERIE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany -Stahl. Released, July 1, 1928. Starring Alice White 
with Malcolm McGregor, Mildred Harris, Armand Kaliz. Director, George Melford. Scenarist, John 
Francis Natteford. Cameraman, Jackson Rose. Length, 5,676 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Husband, disillusioned with his wife, goes to war. He meets a pretty French miss, 
is wounded and sent back to America where the French girl follows him. She obtains a job in his 
house and is instrumental in restoring the wounded veteran to normal health. The philandering wife 
is given the air and the lovers wed. , 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

LITTLE BUCKAROO, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, March 11, 1928. Starring 
Buzz Barton with Peggy Shaw. Director, Louis King. Scenarist, Frank Howard Clark. Cameraman, 
Ray Eslisle. Length, 4,801 feet. 

Theme: Murder mystery. Boy rider of the plains and his elderly pal find note beside skeleton of 

prospector on desert saying he had been robbed and asking finder to watch over his daughter. They 
meet another young fellow and locate the girl. Former is accused by town gambler of killing girl’s 
father, but the two pals apprehend real murderer and girl and boy marry. 

LITTLE MICKEY GROGAN. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, Dec. 27, 1927. Starring 
Frankie Darro with Jobvna Ralston. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Dorothy Yost. Cameraman, 
A1 Siegler. Length, 6,515 feet. 

Theme: A kid comedy that finds the little East Side urchin adopted by the pretty young lady and 
given a general cleanup. To repay her, he is instrumental in having her meet a struggling young 
architect with whom she becomes enamored. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 750. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. 
Released, April 8, 1928. Starring Richard Bathelmess with Molly O’Day. Director, Alfred Santell. 
Continuity and adaptation, Bess Meredyth. Cameraman, Lee Garmes. Length, 7,700 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Picturization of novel by John Fox, Jr. Mountain lad is adopted by Southern 
major and is later found to be one of major’s family. When Civil War breaks out, he joins the 
Union thus losing affections of major and Southern girl. His activities as a captain bring him to 
Kis mountain home where a girl proves her love. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1704. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; 942, Mar. 24; 1 page Insert, Apr. 28. 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 47, July 7, 1928. 



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LITTLE SNOB, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Feb. 11, 1928. With May 
McAvoy, Alec Francis, Robert Frazer, Virginia Lee Corbin, John Miljan. Director, John Adolfi. 
Scenarist, Robert Lord. Cameraman, Norbert Brodin. Length, 5,331 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Conev Island concessionaire’s daughter goes to exclusive school and be- 

comes snob. She is ashamed of former background and tosses aside her sweetheart, a side show 
barker, for a rich suitor. On trip to Coney with her new friends they start to ridicule her father 
and she denounces them and returns to her original surroundings and sweetheart. 

LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE, THE. Produced and distributed by F B 0. Released, May 28. 1928. With 
Martha Sleeper and Orville Caldwell. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Charles Kerr. Cameraman, 
A1 Siegler. Length, 6,429 feet. 

Theme: Human interest drama. The story of a family, chiefly about the girl, who despises her 

home and regards it as a hovel. After she has lived away from it for a time and discovered that her 
love for luxury had almost spoiled her life, she returns to her mother well satisfied to accept the 
love of a staunch admirer. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1273. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT. Produced and distributed bv Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Dec. 
3. 1927. Starring Lon Chaney with Marceline Day and Conrad Nagel. Director, Tod Browning. 
Adaptation, Waldemar Young. Cameraman, Merritt B. Gerstadt. Length, 5,687 feet. 

Theme: An uncanny mystery drama laid in a haunted manor house in England. Lon Chaney in 
the role of a Scotland Yard detective, invades the precincts of ghosts and apparitions and utilizes 
hypnotism in a scientific manner, to solve a baffling murder mystery. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1972. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27: insert, July 8; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927; front cover, 
Tan. 21; front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18; front cover. Mar. 24; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, 
June 2. 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 207. Jan. 21, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 144, Jan. 14, 1928. 

LONE EAGLE, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 18. 1927. 
With Raymond Keane, Barbara Kent and Jack Pennick. Director, Emory Johnson. Scenarist, Emilie 
Johnson. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 5.862 feet. 

Theme: Aviation Melodrama. Young aviator ioins corps of daredevil fliers and loses his nerve 

in an encounter with the enemy. A French girl awakens his sleeping valor with the result that 
he avenges the death of his fellow fliers. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28. 1928, page 1346. 

Advertising: Page 1532. Nov. 18, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1257, Oct. 21; 1964, Dec. 23, 1927 ; 206, Jan. 21, 1928. 

LOVE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Jan. 2, 1928. Starring Greta 
Garbo and John Gilbert. Director. Edmund Gotilding. Adaptor, Lorna Moon. Scenarist, Franeej 
Marion. Cameraman, William Daniels. Length, 7,365 feet. 

Theme: Tragic love drama adapted from Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina’’.. Forfeiting the 

right to her child, whom she adores, wife of Russian nobleman falls madly in love with a young 

officer. Finally realizing fate such love brings, girl because of her lover’s lost prestige in his 

regiment, and her deprivation from her child, hurls herself beneath the wheels of an onrushing train. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16. 1927, page. 1904. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; front cover, also insert, Dec. 16; 2001, also front cover, Dec. 30; front 

cover, also 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; 9, Jan. 7; front cover, Jan. 14; front cover, also 174, Jan. 21; front 

cover, Jan. 28; front cover, Feb. 4; front cover, also insert, Feb. 11; 489, Feb. 18: front cover, Feb. 
25: insert, Mar. 10; front cover, also insert, Mar. 31: 1547, May 12; insert. May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 273, Jan. 28; 634, Feb. 25, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 441, Feb. 11. 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 576, Feb. 18, 1928. , 

LOVE AND LEARN. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 14. 1928. Starring 
Esther Ralston with Lane Chandler and Hedda Hopper. Director, Frank Tuttle. Scenarist, Louise 
Long. Cameraman. Harry Fischbeck. Length, 5,737 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Knowing that her own plight will reunite parents who are about to part, 

girl decides to enmesh herself in trouble, in order that parents’ difficulties will be forgotten in worry 
over her predicament. Girl seeks and finds mixups aplenty, until circumstances extricate her and 
restore the warring parents to each other’s arms. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 25, 1928, page 643. 

LOVE HUNGRY. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released. April 8, 1928. With Lois Moran. Mar- 
iorie Beebe, Lawrence Gray and Edythe Chapman. Director, Victor Hcerman. Scenarist, Randall 
Faye. Cameraman, Glen MacWilliams. Length, 5,792 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance in which discouraged chorine returns home. Plans marriage with wealthy 

man, but ends with engagement to man she loves, and they start off life on $40 per. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1272. 

LOVELORN. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released. Dec. 17. 1927. With 
Sally O’Neill, Molly O’Day and Larry Kent. Director, John P. McCarthy. Adaptation, Bradley King. 
Cameraman, Henry Sharp. Length, 5,950 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama, of girl who consults Advice to the Lovelorn for guidance in her love for 

her sister’s sweetheart. The latter turns out to be worthless, enabling both sisters to find real 
happiness with swains having true love to offer. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927. page 2036. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19, 1927. 

LOVE MART, THE. Produced and distributed bv First National Pictures, Inc. Released. Dec. 18. 1927. 
Starring Billie Dove with Gilbert Roland and Noah Beery. Director, George Fitzmaurice. Scenarist, 
Benjamin Glazer. Cameraman, Lee Garmes. Length, 7,388 feet. 

Theme: Drama of old Louisiana. . . Girl of French parentage is put up for auction, it being thought 
that she is of negro blood. Unable to save herself, she is purchased bv a young fencing master and 
given her liberty. He makes the man responsible for the lie concerning her parentage confess and 
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References: Advertising: Insert, Tunc 3; insert, June 17; insert, Nov. 18; 1694, Dec. 2; 1800, Dec. 9; 
i882, Dec. 16; 1944, Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 686, Mar. 3, 1928. 

LOVE ME AND THE WORLD IS MINE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, March 4, 
1928. With Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Betty Compson, Henry Walthall and George Seigmann. 
D. rector and adaptor, E. A. Dupont. Scenarist, Paul Kohner. Cameraman, Jackson J. Rose. Length, 
6,813 feet. 

Theme: Roman tic- drama adapted from novel by Rudolph Hanns Bartsch. .. Convinced that man 

to whom she has given her love is really the conquest of a light woman with whom she has lived, her- 
oine becomes embittered and about to marry unwisely, when advent of war clears situation and en- 
ables her to marry her lover before he leaves for the front. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 451. 

Advertising: Pages 268, July 31; back cover, Aug. 7, 1926; 1 page insert, May 13; 2398, June 24, 

1927; 175, Jan. 21; 249, Jan. 28; 604, Feb. 25, 1928. 

LOVES OF AN ACTRESS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Aug. 18, 1928. Starring 
Pola Negri with Nils Asther^ Mary McAllister, Richard Tucker and Philip Strange. Director and 
scenarist, Rowland V. Lee. Cameraman, Victor Milner. Length 7,159 feet (silent); 7,434 feet (sound). 

Theme: Drama of romance and tragedy. Story by Ernest Vadja, Girl from slums becomes 
France’s greatest actress, and falls deeply in love with handsome young Parisian. When another 
lover threatens to publish her true identity, she decides to give up boy, knowing that his connection 
with her exposure would ruin his diplomatic career. Following her greatest performance, actress 
dies, a victim of unrequited love. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 4, 1928, page 413. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 5; insert, June 30; 4, July 7; 315, Aug. 4; 653, Sept. 1, 1928. 

LOVES OF CARMEN. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Sept. 4, 1927. With 
Dolores Del Rio and Victor McLaglen. Director, Raoul Walsh. Scenarist, Gertrude Orr. Camera- 
man, Lucien Andriot. Length, 8,538 feet. 

Theme: A dramatic romance from the opera, in which a cigarette girl is madly in love with a 

famous toreador, who fails to return her affection. The girl is a member of a band of smugglers, and 
in the end pays with her life, which does not cause the toreador any wasted tears. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1112. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 20; 15-16, July 8; 92, July 15; 170-172, July 22; two page insert, 
July 29; 327, Aug. 5; insert, Aug. 19; 559, Aug. 26; 624, Sept. 2; 742, Sept. 9; 818, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 
23; 967, Sept. 30; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; insert, Dec. 2, 1927. 

LOVES OF RICARDO. Produced by George Beban. Distributed by FBO. Released, June 17, 1928. 
Starring George Beban with Albano Valerio and Mika Aldrich. Director, George Beban. Length, 
5,181 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Italian loves his ward, but desiring her happiness is willing to see her marry 

another. On eve of wedding, girl realizes she loves her guardian. Italian is kidnapped by bootleggers, 
but escapes and returns to glrL 

References: Advertising: Pages 1894, May 20, 1927 ; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 




MADEMOISELLE FROM ARMENTIERES. Produced by A. C. and R. C. Bromhead Prod. Distributed 
by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, June 2, 1928. With Estelle Brody, Marie Ault and John Stuart. 
Director, Maurice Elvey. Cameraman, William Shenton. Length, 5,441 feet. 

Theme: War romance. Two doughboys during War find themselves loving same girl, a barmaid 

in a French cafe. She is commissioned by government to play up and gain certain spy’s confidence. 
Boy she loves misunderstands her actions and they quarrel when he sees her with spy. After she 
has gained valuable information for government, boy learns the truth and they are reconciled. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 27; front cover, also insert, July 8; front cover, also 88, July 

15; front cover, July 22; front cover, also insert, July 29; insert, Aug. 5; front cover, also insert, Aug. 
12; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Aug. 26; insert, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 21; 1677, Dec. 2; 2001, Dec. 30, 
2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10; front cover, Apr. 28; insert, May 5; 1547, May 12, 1928. 



MADE TO ORDER HERO, A. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, June 3, 1928. 
Starring Ted Wells with Marjory Bonner, Pee Wee Holmes and Ben Corbett. Director, Edgar Lewis. 
Scenarist, William Lester. Cameraman, A1 Jones. Length, 4,120 feet. 

Theme: Western comedy-drama. Young ranch owner stages a fake hold-up to put himself in solid 
with his sweetheart and her aunt, who opposes him. Something goes wrong and he is made to look 
ludicrous. However, when girl and aunt are placed in real danger, he proves his mettle by saving 
them, convincing aunt of his worth. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



MAD HOUR. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, March 4, 1928. With Sally O’Neil, 
Donald Peed, Alice White, Lowell Sherman and Larry Kent. Director, Joseph C. Boyle. Adaptor, 
Tom Geraghty. Cameraman, Ernest Haller. Length, 6,625 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Son of socially prominent family weds daughter of taxi-dnver after wild jazz 

party. He is disowned by father. Couple are unwittingly connected with theft. She is sent to jail 
and while there gives birth to a son, which is taken and her marriage annulled. Freed, she returns 
on night of former husband’s second marriage. In distraction, she plunges over a cliff to death. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1272. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1781, May 26, 1928. 



MAGIC FLAME, THE. Produced by Samuel Golddwyn. Distributed by United Artists. Released, Aug. 
14, 1927. Starring Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky. Director, Henry King. Adaptation, Bess Mere- 
dyth. Scenarist, June Mathis. Cameraman, George Barnes. Length, 7,850 feet. 

Theme: Continental drama from stage play by Rudolph Lothar. A clown and a prince bear remark- 

able resemblance. When former kills latter, because of his preying on pretty trapeze artist, he takes 
place at head of prince’s household. The Girl, thinking prince has killed the clown, attempts to kill 
latter. In time girl learns he is the clown, and they both make good their escape. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1927, page 1000. 

Advertising: Insert, July lp; 896-97, Sept 23 ; ^ 1382, Nov. 4, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1575, Nov. 18, 1927. 



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MAGNIFICENT FLIRT, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, June 2, 1928. 
Starring Florence Vidor with Albert Conti and Marietta Mdlner. Director Harry D’Arrast. Scenarist, 
Harry D’Arrast and Jean de Limur. Cameraman, Henry Gerrard. Length, 4,998 feet. 

Theme: French farce. Sophisticated count trying to save h : s nephew from marrying daughter of 

a French lady, falls in love with older woman, despite efforts to fight off fascination. In effort to 
discourage nephew on marriage, he tries to compromise girl’s mother. She turns tables on the count, 
and all ends happily in double honeymoon. 

References: Reviewed issue June 30. 1928, page 2195. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

MAIN EVENT, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 18, 

1927. Starring Vera Reynolds with Rudolph Schildkraut, Julia Faye, Charles Delaney and Robert 
Armstrong. Director, William K. Howard. Scenarist, Rochus Gliese. Cameraman, Lucien Andriot. 

Length, 6,472 feet. 

Theme: Romantic melodrama. Pugilist arranges with cabaret girl to keep rival from proper train- 

ing, in order that he might win fight. Girl falls in love with rival fighter, and spurs him into winning 
fight, and girl also. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1502. 

Advertising: Insert, Aug. 26; insert, Oct. 21; 1 page insert, Oct. 28; insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; 
insert, Nov. 26, 1927. 

MAKING THE VARSITY. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, July 15, 

1928. Starring Rex Lease with Gladys Hulette, Arthur Rankin, Edithe Yorke and Carl Miller. Di- 
rector, Burton King. Scenarists, Elsie Werner and Bennett Southard. Cameraman, Edward Kull. 
Length, 6,400 feet. 

Theme: Collegiate drama. Story of two brothers, one a ne’er-do-well and the other fulfilling a 
deathbed promise to his mother, acting as guardian to the wayward youth. In college, the former 
becomes mixed up with fast company and tries to throw a big game. The sober brother kills plan, 
and leads other to mend hia ways. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1928. 

MAN CRAZY. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Released, Nov. 27, 

1927. With Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall. Director, John F. Dillon. Scenarist, Perry Nathan. 
Cameraman, James Van Trees. Length, 5.542 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama adaptation of Saturday Evening Post story. A girl of old New England 

aristocracy through her love for a truck driver, and modernistic ideas comes near to upsetting the 
family traditions. Her daring rescue of sweetheart and aud in his capture of bootleggers, brings out 
fact that he is also of old family and her social equal. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2036. 

Advertising: One page insert, Apr. 4, 1925; insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; 186, Jan. 21, 1928. 

MAN FROM HEADQUARTERS, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, 
August, 1928. Starring Cornelius Keefe and Edith Roberts with Lloyd Whitlock, Charles West, 
Ludwig Lowry. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Hap Depew. length, 
5,946 feet. 

Theme: Dramatic story by Geo. Bronson Howard in which yoimg Secret Service agent finds him- 
self fighting a gang of international crooks. He has gone to meet the Duke of Athania only to find 
that the latter was murdered on the train in which he was riding. The U. S. operative then plans 
•coup, whereby the entire gang are brought to justice. 

MANHATTAN KNIGHTS. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, Aug. 27, 

1928. Starring Barbara Bedford with Walter Miller, Ray Hall, Crauford Kent, Eddie Boland. Director, 
Burton King. Cameraman, Eddie Kull and Walter Haas. Length, 6,000 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Young man becomes enmeshed with gang of crooks. His sister sets out to 
save him. Society man sees that they are planning to trap her. Just as he achieves rescue of her 
brother, crooks make them captives in a burning warehouse. They are saved from death and crooks 
are jailed. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1927. 

MAN IN THE ROUGH. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, May 20, 1928. Starring Bob 
Steele with Marjorie King and Tom Lingham. Director, Wallace Fox. Scenarist, Frank Howard 
Clark. Cameraman, Phil Tannura. Length, 4,785 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Penniless cowboy learns from chance acquaintance that he has been 

delegated to kill an aged prospector. When the cowboy goes to warn the old man, he is mistaken 
for the killer and overpowered He makes his escape and arrives at the mine in time to save 
the prospector from the real killer and incidentally wins the latter’s granddaughter. 

MAN’S PAST, A. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Dec. 25, 1927. 

Starring Conrad Veidt with Arthur Edmund Carewe. Barbara Bedford, Ian Keith and George Seig- 
mann. Director, George Melford. Adaptation, Paul Kohner. Cameraman, Gilbert Warrenton. Length, 
6,135 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama in which a famed surgeon is sentenced to serve ten years for humanely 

ending life of an incurable. He escapes, impersonates friend who is a surgeon and cares for friend 
and sister, with whom he falls in love. Recognized as an escaped convict by his rived, he saves latter’s 
life through a delicate operation, is pardoned and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1927, page 861. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 1230-31, Oct. 21, 1927. 

MAN, WOMAN AND SIN. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Nov. 19, 

1927. Starring John Gilbert with Jeanne Eagels. Director, Monta Bell. Scenarist, Alice Duer G. 

Miller. Cameraman, Percy Hilburn. Length, 6,280 feet. 

Theme: Semi-tragic drama. Young newspaperman, infatuated with society editor, who is mistress 

of the owner of the paper, kills the man when he learns truth. Tried and found guilty, he is saved 
from execution by girl’s confession. She departs from boy’s life, leaving him to start anew with 
his mother. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1905. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 'pages 489, Aug. 19; front cover, Dec. 2, 1927; front cover. Tan 21- 

front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18, 1928. 

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4> 1928. Starring Klondike (dog). Director, Noel Mason Smith. Scenarist, George W. Pyper. 
Cameraman, Harry Cooper. Length, 4,600 feet. 

Theme: Outdoor action drama. On a mission to speed up work on his father’s dam, youth is 

waylaid by dam foreman. Pretending loss of memory, the youth and his dog establish the villainy 
of the foreman and when the latter tries to dynamite the dam, the dog - drives him to his death and 
the youth wins the affection of a girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 751. 

MARRY THE GIRL. Produced and distributed by Sterling Dist. Corp. Released, March 1, 1928. With 
Barbara Bedford and Robert Ellis. Director, Phil Rosen. Scenarist, prances Guihan. Cameraman, 
Herbert Kirkpatrick. Length, 5,300 feet. 

Theme: Romantic melodrama. Secretary and housekeeper of old man frame his son on a check- 
forgery. Son disappears and enemies foster his supposed widow and child on old man, plotting to get 
his money. Son returns, ousts his enemies, and as girl was innocently implicated, marries his “widow.” 

References: Reviewed March 10, 1928, page 825. 

MASKED ANGEL. Produced by I. E. Chadwick. Distributed by First Division. Released, June 25>, 
1928. Starring Betty Compson with Wheeler Oakman and Jocelyn Lee. Director, Frank O'Conner. 
Cameraman, Ted Tetzlaff. Scenarist, I. Bernstein. Length, 6,000 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Cabaret girl accused unjustly of theft) seeks refuge in a hospital and 

pretends she has come to call on the blinded and broken young soldier. He becomes interested Ini 
her and through her efforts is encouraged hack to normalcy, after which they are wed. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 962. 

MATINEE IDOL, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, March 14, 1928. With 
Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker. Director, Frank Capra. Scenarist, Elmer Harris. Cameraman, Philip 
Tannura. Length, 5,925 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Star comedian, of Broadway show becomes involved with tent show troupe. 
Against his wishes, manager signs them to appear in New York revue. Their pathetic efforts to stage 
a Civil War drama literally stops the show and girl then realizes that the troupe had been duped. 
The star eventually wins her affection. 

References: Reviewed issue May 5. 1928, page 1493. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

MATING CALL, THE. Produced by Caddo Prod. Distributed by Paramount. Released, July 21, 1928. 
Starring Thomas Meighan with Evelyn Brent, Renee Adoree, Aian Roscoe, Gardner James. Director, 
James Cruze. Cameraman, Ira Morgan. Length, 6,325 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of young husband who discovers wife unfaithful while he is overseas. Their 

marriage annulled, wife marries again. Her second husband, to hide his own indiscretions, makes 
trouble for wife’s former spouse. Troubles are straightened out when their author dies, and couple 
are free to marry again. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 13, 1928, page 1164. 

Advertising: Pages 1556-57, May 12, 1928. 

MECHANICS OF THE BRAIN. Produced by Sovkino. Distributed by Amkino. Released, March, 
1928. Director, V. I. Pudovkin. Cameraman, A. D. Golovnia. Length, 6,000 feet. 

Theme: Photographic record of thinking of an individual between years of 1900 and 1927. Portrays 
his attempt to analyze human and animal behavior. 

MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE, A. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, May, 
1928. Starring Cullen Landis and Edna Murphy. With Ernest Hilliard, Virginia Kirkley, Fred 
Kelsey. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Walter Griffin. Length, 
5,262 feet. 

Theme: Mystery drama. A houseful of guests become involved in a net of crime. One of them 

is murdered, circumstances pointing to a girl, loved by the district attorney and another man. The 
former doubts her while the latter goes about proving that she is innocent and capturing the criminal, 
thus winning her love. 

MIDNIGHT LIIfE. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, August, 
1928. Starring Francis X. Bushman with Gertrude Olmstead and Eddie Buzzell. Director, Scott R. 
Dunlap. Scenarist, Adele Buffington. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 4,863 feet. 

Theme: Underworld drama in which a gang of crooks murder friend of detective. The detective 

goes on their trail and rounds them up. He sends their leader, a man of the world posing as a 
public benefactor, to the death prepared for himself. He also saves a girl and a boy from the 
clutches of the gang. 

References: Reviewed issue August 11, 1928, page 478. 

Advertising: Pages 2256, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927. 

MIDNIGHT MADNESS. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, March 
25, 1928. With Jacqueline Logan and Clive Crook. Director, F. Harmon Weight. Adaptor, Robert 
N. Lee. Cameraman, David Abel. Length, 5,659 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Girl marries diamond miner. He makes believe he is poor to test her love. 

She is hurt by this revelation, but her love is awakened when her former employee and another man 
endeavor to steal the property of her husband. One kills the other fighting over her and the girl 
realizes the worth of her mate. 

MIDNIGHT ROSE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Feb. 26, 1928. Starring Lya de 
Putti with Kenneth Harlan. Director, James W. Young. Scenarist, J. Grubb Alexander. Cameraman, 
Jos. Brotherton. Length, 5,689 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the underworld. A girl marries arj ex-crook trying to go straight, but they fall 
into the power of the chief of the underworld who finally relents and lets them go their way in peace. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 822. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 249, July 29, 1927. 

MILLION FOR LOVE, A. Produced and distributed by Sterling Distributing Corp. Released, April 
15, 1928. With Josephine Dunn and Mary Carr. Director, Phil Rosen. Scenarist, Frances Guihan. 
Cameraman, Herbert Kirkpatrick. Length, 5,400 feet. 

Theme: Crook melodrama. Youth is charged with killing a gang leader but refuses to talk even 

when conviction is certain. Girl tells truth, which youth had hidden for fear of implicating her. 



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MISSING LINK, THE, Produced and distributed by Warner Eros, Released, Sept. 1, 1927. Star, Syd 
Chaplin. Director, Charles F. Reisner. Scenarist, Darryl Francis Zanuck. Length, 6,485 feet. 

Theme: Farte-comedy. A timid poet is taken into the heart of the African jungle by a noted 
explorer to search for "The Missing Link.” After many exciting experiences in Stanley’s old stamp- 
ing! ground, the poet captures the Link and marries the daughter of the explorer’s associate. 

References: Reviewed issue May 20. 1927, page 1966. 

Advertising: Pages 1880-81, May 20; 633, Sept. 2, 1927. 

MODERN DU BARRY, A. Produced by Ufa Prod. Distributed by Ufa Eastern Div. Dist. Released, 
March 15, 1928. Starring Maria Corda with Imre Raday. Director, Alexander Korda. Length, 7,124 
feet. 

Theme: Mythical Kingdom romance. King of Andalia, whose country is out of funds, tries to get 
loan from French capitalist. He meets mannequin with whom capitalist is in love. They go back to 
Andalia together and financier starts revolution, but relents and mannequin becomes queen. 

References: Advertising: Page 891, Mar. 17, 1928. 

MODERN MOTHERS. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, May 13, 1928. Starring Helene 
Chadwick and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., with Ethel Grey Terry, Barbara Kent, George Irving. Director, 
Phil! Rosen, Scenarist, Peter Milne. Cameraman, Joe Walker. Length, 5,540 feet. 

Theme: Modern drama. Mother early in life leaves her baby girl on the steps of rich family’s home 

for adoption. Later when the girl is grown up, the mother has become great actress, and in love 
with her daughter’s young sweetheart. When she learns the true circumstances, mother fakes a 
disillusioning party that sends boy back to girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

MOJAVE KID, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures, Inc. Released, Sept. 25, 1927. Star, 
Bob Steele. Director, Robert N. Bradbury. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, E. T. McManigal. 
Length, 4,924 feet. • 

Theme: Western melodrama in which the hero rescues father who has been missing for twelve 
years and the girl from band of outlaws. The father has the secret of the hiding place of a great 
fortune in buried treasure, and has been held because of his refusal to reveal it. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 12, 1927, page 464. 

MOULIN ROUGE. Produced by British International Pictures, Inc. Distributed by World Wide Pic- 
tures. Starring Olga Chekova with Jean Bradin and Eve Gray. Director and scenarist, E. A. Du- 
pont. Cameraman, Werner Brandis. Length, 8,312 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the stage. Daughter of Parysia, famous star of the Moulin Rouge, brings fiance 
to see her mother’s performance in great New York-Paris Revue. After show fiance falls in love 
with mother. Following hectic complications, the young couple’s romance ends happily. 

MY BEST GIRL. Produced by Mary Pickford Corp. Distributed by United Artists. Released, Oct. 31, 
1927. Star, Mary Pickford. Director, Sam Taylor. Scenarist, Hope Lxjring. Adaptation, Allen McNeil 
and Tim Whelan. Cameraman, Charles Rasher. Length, 7,460 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy based on story by Kathleen Norris. Sales girl in five and ten cent store, 
stumbles on romance in person of store owner’s son, who gives up society sweetheart for her. Boy’s 
parent, learning of turn in events, endeavors to buy girl off to give son up. Following girl’s refusal 
to accept money, and willingness to giveup boy, father convinced of her worth agrees to marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1755. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15; 283, July 29; 1874, Dec. 16; 1934-35, Dec. 23; 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1819, Dec. 9; 1965, Dec. 23, 1927 ; 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1831, Dec. 9, 1927. 

Window Displays: Page 887, Mar. 17, 1928. 

MY FRIEND FROM INDIA. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Dec. 19, 1927. With Franklin Pangborn and Elinor Fair. Director, E. Mason Hopper. Scenarist, Rex 
Taylor. Cameraman, Dewey Wrigley. Length, 5,750 feet. 

Theme: Farce in which boy sees a girl, falls rapidly in love with her and loses her again, without 

either divulging their names. Getting in a scrape he is forced to seek refuge in his friend’s house 
and disguises himself as a Hindu prince. The boy finally gets out of this situation and marries the 
girl, who is none other than his friend’s sister. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1042. 

Advertising: Insert, Oct. 21, 1927. 

MY HOME TOWN. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, March, 1928. With 
Gladys Brockwell and Gaston Glass. Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, 
Hap Depew. Length, 5,608 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Small town boy, imprisoned, is freed by hoboes who send him to their 

rendezvous where he meets and falls for a woman. Hoboes arrive and forge letters asking financial 
aid from boy’s mother. He leaves them and thinks them all crooked, but later finds girl did not 
deceive him. They eventually wed. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1907. 

Advertising: Inside front cover, Jan. 21, 1928. 

MYSTERIOUS LADY, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Aug. 
4. 1928. Starring Greta Garbo with Conrad Nagel. Director, Fred Niblo. Scenarist, Bess Meredyth. 
Length, 7,652 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama in which beautiful Russian spy falls in love with young Austrian officer. 

When he discovers her identity he casts her off, and to get even girl steals valuable army plans. 
Officer trails her to Russia and regains plans. Spy gets into trouble when she suds lover, but pair 
escape across border and back to Austria. 

References: Reviewed issue August 11, 1928, page 477. 

Advertising: Front cover, July 28; insert, Aug. 4; front cover, Sept. 15, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 

MYSTERY VALLEY: Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, July, 1928. Starring 
Buddy Roosevelt with Carol Lane, Art Rowlands, Tommy Bay. Director and scenarist, J. P. Mc- 
Gowan. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 4,538 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Owner of San Cristobal ranch is shot while writing his son that the only 
proof to the ranch title is grant hidden in house. The son returns to find that local gambler has taken 
over property. After gold has been discovered on his father’s land, the boy and girl he has met wage 
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NAMELESS MEN. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Feb. 15, 1928. With Antonio 
Moreno, Claire Windsor, Eddie Gribbon. Director, Christy Cabanne. Scenarist, John Francis Natteford. 
Cameraman, Chester Lyons. Length, 5,708 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the underworld in which a detective saves the young brother of the girl he 

loves from becoming enmeshed in a life of crime. To do this he is forced to kill a crook, a buddy 
with whom he has palled to get the evidence on him. But he finds solace in the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1928, page 1212. 

Advertising: Insert, June 23, 1928. 

NAME THE WOMAN. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, May 25, 1928. Starring Anita 
Stewart with Hunriy Gordon, Gaston Glass, Jed Prouty, Julianne Johnston. Director, Erie C. Kenton. 
Scenarist, Peter Milne. Cameraman, Ben Reynolds. Length, 5,544 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama in which youth accused of murder wins freedom when masked wife of prosecut- 
ing attorney reveals her identity and convinces all of his innocence. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8, 1928, page 803. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

NEVADA. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 10, 1927. With Gary Cooper, 
Thelma Todd, William Powell and Philip Strange. Director, John Waters. Scenarists, John Stone, 
and L. G. Rigby. Cameraman, C. Edgar Schoenbaum. Length, 6,258 feet. 

Theme: Western. Gunman, in love with girl, saves her brother’s stock from rustlers and shows 

up one of the trusted ranchmen as doing Ml of the rustling. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1345. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert. May 27; 81, July 15; insert, Sept. 16, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1334, Oct. 28, 1927. 

NEWS PARADE, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Fiim. Released, May 27, 1928. With Nick 
Stuart, Sally Phipps, Earle Foxe. Director, David Butler. Scenarist, Burnet Hershey. Cameramen, 
Sidney Wagner and J. A. Valentine. Length, 6,679 feet. 

Theme: Comedy drama. Newsreel cameraman, after pictures of eccentric millionaire, becomes a 

stowaway. On board the steamer he discovers plot against the millionaire. He rescues both the 
man and his daughter when they are kidnapped. In gratification, the millionaire poses for several 
shots and lets the cameraman have his daughter in marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue June 16, 1928, page 2037 

NIGHT FLYER, THE. Produced by James Cruze, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Feb. 5, 
1928. Starring Wm Boyd with Jobyna Ralston. Director, Walter Lang. Scenarist, Walter Woods. 
Cameraman, Ernest Miller. Length, 5,954 feet. 

Theme: Railroad drama of a line’s race to secure contract to carry government mail. While drunk 
fireman insults his girl and loses chance to pilot engine in race. Forced to substitute for a fireman 
on the line’s entrant he engineers old “99’’ to victory when the regular engine is wrecked. 

References: Advertising: Insert, July 15; insert, Oct. 21, 1927; 315, Feb. 4; 611, Feb. 25, 1928. 
Lobby Displays: Page 1699, May i9, 1928. 

NIGHT LIFE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Nov. 1, 1927. With Alice Day 
and John Harron. Director, George Archainbaud. Scenarist, Gertrude Orr. Cameraman, Chester 
Lyons. Length, 6,235 feet. 

Theme: Post war drama. Reformed from a life of crime by a girl, who was herself deterred from 
a theft by his urging, a Vienese sleight-of-hand performer, saves the girl from the artifices of his 
former vaudeville partner, and all three are launched upon a beautiful friendship. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1754. 

Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16; inside front cover, Dec. 2; 1869, Dec.. 
16; 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

NIGHT OF MYSTERY, A. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, April 7, 1928. Star- 
ring Adolphe Menjou with Evelyn Brent, Nora Lane, William Collier, Jr. Director, Lothar Mendes. 

Adaptor, Ernest Vajda. Cameraman, Harry Fischbeck. Length, 5,741 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Dashing Captain is in love with girl, whose brother is convicted of murder 
wh'ch the captain saw committed by another, but by his silence he protects a former mistress who 
is now the wife of the French trial judge. The girl refuses to marry him because her brother is a 
murderer. Eventually murderer confesses and there is a happy ending. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1928, page 1272. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

NONE BUT THE BRAVE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released. August 5, 1928. With Charles 
Morton, Sally Phipps and Farrell MacDonald. Director, Albert Ray. Scenarists, Dwight Cummins and 
Frances Agnew. Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 5,034 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance. Ex-college hero proves a flop in business. He becomes a life guard, 

falling in love with a girl concessionaire. He throws an obstacle race to aid an injured fellow con- 

testant. However, his act makes a good impression and he is substantially rewarded and wins the girl. 
References: Reviewed issue August 11, 1928, page 477. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 20; 15, July 8; 92, July 15; 559, Aug. 26; 819, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 
23; insert, Dec. 2, 1927. 

NOOSE, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, Jan. 29, 1928. Starring Richard 
Barthelmess with Alice Joyce, Lina Basquette, Thelma Todd, Montagu Love. Director, Jehn F. 
Dillon. Scenarist, James T. O’Donohoe. Cameraman, James C. Van Trees. Length, 7,331 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Adapted from play by H. H. Van Loan and Willard Mack. Hi-jacker is told by 
gangster, whom he believes to be his father, that his mother is governor’s wife. Refusing to continue 
hi-jacking, boy kills gangster in self defense. Governor’s wife feels strange interest in case and just 
as boy is about to hang, governor learns of their relationship and intervenes. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 12. 

Advertising: Pages 1944, Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927 : 317, Feb. 4; 492, Feb. 18; 614, Feb. 25; 
686, Mar. 3; 796, Mar. 10; insert, Apr. 28; insert, May 12, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 273, Jan. 28, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 893, Mar. 17; 1961, June 9, 1928. 



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NO OTHER WOMAN. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, June 10, 1928. Starring Dolores 
Del Rio with Don Alvarado and Ben Bard. Director, Lou Tellegen. Scenarists, Jesse Burns and 
Bernard Vorhaus. Cameraman, Ernest Palmer. Length, 5,071 feet. 

Theme: Continental romance. Frenchman is engaged to marry South American heiress but a fortune- 
hunting friend disrupts the romance and marries the girl himself. She later realizes her mistake 
after her no- good husband has frittered away most of her fortune and she turns back to her first 
love, which has always been paramount. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1061, Sept. 18; 1435, Oct. 16, 1926; insert, May 20, 1927. 

NO PLACE TO GO. Produced and dstributed by First National Pictures, Inc. Released, Oct. 30, 1927. 
With Mary Astor and Lloyd Hughes. Director, Mervyn Le Roy. Scenarist, Adelaide Heilbron. 
Cameraman, George Folsey. Length, 6,431 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of two young folk who leave a yacht to experience life on a desert isle. 

They find primitive life trying and foolish and escape the isle just as cannibals threaten. Married, they 

are still at odds, but the ice is eventually broken and all ends happily. 

References: Reviewed issue March 17, 1928, page 894. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 975, Sept. 30; 1236, Oct. 21; 1313, Oct. 28, 1927. 

NOW WE’RE IN THE AIR. Produced and dstributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 22, 1927. Starring 
f Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton with Louise Brooks. Director, Frank Strayer. Scenarist, Tom 

J. Geraghy. Cameraman, Harry Perry. Length, 5,798 feet. 

Theme: An aviation comedy in which two chaps who have a mortal horror even of elevators, find 

themselves enlisted in the air service during the world war. They undergo a variety of experiences 

before the armistice extricates them. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1970. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 737, Sept. 9; insert. Sept. 16; 1369, Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 18; insert, 

Dec. 30, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 2028, Dec. 30, 1927; 273, Jan. 28, 1928. 



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OBLIGIN’ BUCKAROO, THE. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Oct. 16, 1927. Star, Buffalo Bill, Jr. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Ingrham. 
Cameraman, Ray Ries. Length, 4,575 feet. 

Theme: Western. Young stranger is instrumental in saving girl’s mine when her brother, influenced 
by unscrupulous desperado, wishes to sign it away. He defeats the villains’ plans and wins the grate- 
ful girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1503. 

OH KAY! Produced by John McCormick. Distributed by First National. Released, August 26, 1928. 
Starring Colleen Moore with Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling and Alan Hale. Director, Mervyn LeRoy. 
Scenarist, Carey Wilson. Cameraman, Sid Hickox. Length, 6,100 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance of heiress who escapes undesirable wedding by running away from home 

and masquerading as scullery girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 1, 1928, page 737. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 669, Sept. 1; 776, Sept. 8; 842, Sept. 15, 1928. 

OLD IRONSIDES. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, March 3, 1928. With Esther 
Ralston, Charles Farrell, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft, Fred Kohler. Director, James Cruze. 
Adaptors, Harry Carr and Walter Woods. Cameraman, Alfred Gilks. Length, 7,910 feet. 

Theme: Story by Lawrence Stallings. Drama of “U. S. S. Constitution” and its exploits upon 

the high seas. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 18, 1926, page 2350. 

Advertising: Four page insert, Apr. 17; 1861, Apr. 24; 1977, May 1; 2299, May 15; 2618, Tune 5; 
2725, June 12; 353, July 31; 1327, Oct. 9; 1625, Oct. 30; insert, Dec. 4; 2285, Dec. 18, 1926; 193, Tan. 21; 
271, Jan. 28; insert, Feb. 11; insert. May 6; insert. May 13; 1528, Nov. 4; 1856, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; 
insert, Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; insert. Jan. 7; insert, Jan. 21; 2 page insert, Feb. 4; insert, also 
411, Feb. 11; insert, also 481, Feb. 18; 760, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 814, Mar. 10; 1033, Mar. 31, 1928. 

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OLD SAN FRANCISCO. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 4, 1927. Starring 
Dolores Costello with Warner Oland. Director, Alan Crosland. Scenarist, Anthony Coldeway. Camera- 
man, Hal Mohr. Length, 7,961 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of fair Spanish descendant whose beauty inspires evil political boss to desire 
her. Wins love and protection from youth. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1927, page 59. 

ONCE AND FOREVER. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Oct. 15, 1928. With 
Patsy Ruth Miller and John Harron. Director, Phil Stone. Scenarist, Houston Branch. Cameraman, 
Max Dupont. Length, 5,629 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Girl of the island falls in love with Governor’s son and when he is 

called to war, she is banished from the isle. He returns blind and a major operation is necessary 
to regain his sight. When he misses the girl, he becomes seriously ill and Governor relents and his 
, search uncovers her in a Paris jail unjustly accused of a crime. She returns to her lover and he 

regains his sight. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

ONE GLORIOUS SCRAP. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Conp. Released, Nov 20 
1927. Star, Fred Humes. Director, Edgar Lewis. Adaptation, George H Plympton and George Mor- 
gan. Cameraman, Eddie Ianden. Length, 4,172 feet. 

Theme: Western drama of how a fake rainmaker and a money shark, in cahoots, try to hoodwink 
ranch owner out of h ; s ranch and money. A cowboy, in love with the daughter of the ranch owner, 
foils the plot and wins the girl, rain coming to relieve the drought on the ranch. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

ONE ROUND HOGAN. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 17, 1927 Starring 
Monte Blue with James J. Jeffries and Leila Hyams. Director, Howard Brether’ton. Scenarist 
Charles R. Condon. Cameraman, Norbert Brodin. Length, 6,357 feet. 



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Theme: Story of prize ring. Gentlemanly light heavyweight champion, following bout with brother 
of girl he loves, is charged with manslaughter when boy dies. He is tried by court and freed. Girl, 
refuses to have anything tc do with him, until she learns that another and not the champion killed 
brother. Champ wins his last fight and hangs up gloves at request of girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1113. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

ONE WOMAN TO ANOTHER. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 24, 1927. 
Starring Florence Vidor with Theodore von Eltz, Marie Shotwell and Hedda Hopper. Director, Frank 
Tuttle. Scenarist, James L. Campbell. Cameraman, L. Guy Wilky. Length, 4,551 feet. 

Theme: Drama of girl who realizes her fiance is slipping away from her and takes up task of 
winning him back. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1927, page 1002. 

Advertising. Insert, May 13; 81, July 15; insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28, 1927. 

ON THE STROKE OF TWELVE. Produced by Trent Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, Novem- 
ber, 1927. With Julia Marlowe and Danny O’Shea. Director, Charles J. Hunt. Scenarist, Arthur 
Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 5,970 feet. 

Theme: Society melodrama. Secretary and nurse of wealthy capitalist combine to have latter throw 
son out, despite the pleas of his ward, who loves boy. Later the capitalist is shot by secretary, and 
crime is pinned on son, who is sent to prison. In a jail break, boy saves warden’s daughter and is 
pardoned. He returns home to expose secretary and nurse. 

ON TO RENO. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. 
Starring, Marie Prevost. birector, James Cruze. Scenarist, Walter Woods. Cameraman, Ernest 
Miller. Length, 5,494 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of marital life. Young wife impersonates rich woman and takes up residence 
in Reno as a preliminary to the rich woman’s divorce. The wife goes into difficulties with the hus- 
band of the woman and more trouble ensues with the arrival of her own husband and woman. In 
the end things are smoothed out. 

References: Advertising: Insert, July 22; one page insert, Sept. 16; insert, Oct. 21; one page 

insert, Oct. 28, 1927. 

ON YOUR TOES. Produced and distributed by Univeral Pictures Corp. Released. Nov. 27, 1927. 
Starring Reginald Denny with Hayden Stevenson and Barbara Worth. Director, Fred Newmeyer. 
Scenarist, Earle Snell. Adaptation, Earle Snell and Gladys Lehman. Cameraman, Ross Fisher. 
Length, 9,918 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. The son of an old prize ring favorite grows up to be a “sissy,” shielded from 
knowledge of father’s occupation. Through love of action he is led to develop into a real he-man, 
becomes a prize fighter himself and wins a big bout. 

References: Reviewed issue Tan. 14, 1928, page 141. 

Advertising: Pages 1474-75, Nov. 11, 1927; 249, Jan. 28, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 814, Mar. 10, 1928. 

OPENING NIGHT, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Nov. 14, 1927. Starring 
Claire Windsor with John Bowers. Director, E. H. Griffith. Adaptation and continuity, E. H. 
Griffith. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,524 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama of the plight of a theatrical producer who is believed by all to have drowned 
during a storm at sea. His identity unknown, he sees his wife married to her leading man, and, 
rather than mar her happiness he remains in the background working in a garage. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 895. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

OPEN RANGE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Nov. 5, 1927. With Betty Bronson, 
Lane Chandler and Fred Kohler. Director, Clifford Smith. Scenarists, John Stone and J. Walter 
Ruben. Cameraman, Hal Rosson. Length, 5,599 feet. 

Theme: Western story by Zane Grey. Cocksure cowpuncher falls in love with belle of nearby 

town. In efforts to win girl he is led into intrigue, danger and disgrace, and wrongly jailed as 
cattle rustler. With aid of girl, hero escapes from jail, brings about capture of real rustlers, saves 
town from Indian attack, and gains his objective — the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10. 1928. page 823. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, Sept. 16, 1927. 

OUT ALL NIGHT. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 4, 1927. 
Starring Reginald Denny with Marian Nixon. Director, William Seiter. Adaptation, Marcel Perez 
and John Diltz. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 6,170 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy of young bachelor and the complications aboard ship which follow his secret 

marriage to a Broadway star, whose contract provides that she shall not wed. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1114. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

OUT OF THE PAST. Produced by Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Distributed by Peerless Piet. Corp. Re- 
leased, Sept. 26. 1927. With Robert Frazer and Mildred Harris. Director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald. 
Continuity, H. Tipton Steck. Cameraman, Milton Moore. Length, 5,700 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Girl, grief stricken over death of her soldier lover, marries financier. There being 
no love in their union, her husband goes to dogs. The girl bears a son and is confronted with happi- 
ness when the soldier returns alive. The husband is not able to bring himself to destroy her happi- 
ness, so he goes away. 

OUT OF THE RUINS. Produced by Henry Hobart. Distributed by First National. Released, August 
19, 1928, Star, Richard Barthelmess. Director, Jchn Francis Dillon. Scenarist, Gerald C. Duffy. 

Cameraman, Ernest Haller. Length, 6,100 feet. 

Theme: Dramatic romance by Sir Philip Gibbs. Young French officer is sentenced to be shot 

during World War when he temporarily deserts his company to save his sweetheart from marriage 
to a rival. The girl believing him dead, suffers the pangs of unrequite love but later finds happiness 
when he returns, having escaped the firing squad, and lovers are reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 25, 1928, page 625. 

Advertising: One page insert, Apr. 4, 1925; one page insert, May 1, 1926; insert, June 2; 2005, 
June 16; 669, Sept. 1, 1927. 

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Starring Dorothy Dwan and Cullen Landis. Director, Charles Hutchinson. Scenarists, G. Marian 
Burton and John C. Brownell. Cameraman, Leon Shamroy. Length, 5,700 feet. 

Theme: Youth, accused of murdering employer, which crime was instigated by his rival for the 
love of the slain man's daughter, escapes from the police. He and the girl, working together, find the 
murderer in China. They lure him aboard a vessel bound for America where the criminal is sentenced 
and the lovers knarry. 



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PAINTED PONTES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 25, 1927. 
Star, Hoot Gibson. Director, Reaves Eason. Scenarist, Arthur Stutter. Adaptation, F. Beresford. 
Cameraman, Harry Neumann. Length, 5,416 feet. 

Theme: Western in which the hero wins the cowboy championship from the villain and by his 

heroic efforts also wins the girl of his choice. 

References: Reviewed issue August 5, 1927, pag 397. 

Advrtising: Insert, May 13; 160-61, July 22; 249, July 29, 1927. 

PAINTED POST. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, July 1, 1928. Starring Tom 
Mix with Natalie Kingston. Director, Gene Forde. Scenarist, Buckleigh S. Oxford. Cameraman, Dan 
Clark. Length, 4,952 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama in which the sheriff, with the assistance of the girl, outwits the des- 
perado band and the loot is recovered and the girl saved. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2117. 

PAINTED TRAIL, THE. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, Feb. 1928. Star- 
ring Buddy Roosevelt. Director and scenarist, J. P. McGowan. Cameraman, Bob Cline. Length, 
4,517 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Federal agent sets out to ferret out a bunch of smugglers working 

on the border. Chief of gang has forced himself as guest in a ranch house against the owner and 
his daughter’s wishes. Agent, posing as crook, gains gang’s confidence, and in the showdown is 
successful in bringing gang to justice. 

PAJAMAS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Oct. 23, 1927. With Olive Borden, 
Lawrence Gray and Jerry Miley. Director, J. G. Blystone. Scenarist, William Conselman. Camera- 
man, Glen MacWilliams. Length, 5,876 feet. 

Theme: Romance of wealthy girl who captures heart of youth, and after misunderstandings, be- 

comes reconciled to him and finds happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1927, page 1754. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 20; 15, July 8; 92, July 15; 559, Aug. 26; 743, Sept. 9; 818, Sept. 
16; 895, Sept. 23; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; insert,' Dec. 9, 1927. 

PARTNERS IN CRIME. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, March 17, 1928. Starring 
Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton with Mary Brian, William Powell, Jack Luden. Director, Frank 
Strayer. Scenarists, Grover Jones and Gilbert Pratt. Cameraman, William Marshall. Length, 
6,600 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of underworld. Assistant district attorney is dismissed when he impersonates 

absent superior over the radio. The youth, in love with a cafe cigarette girl, sees daring robbery, is 
captured and held prisoner by the crooks, but suspected of being implicated in crime. Is rescued by 
girl with assistance of newspaper reporter. 

References: Reviewed issue May 5, 1928, page 1493. 

Advertising: Pages 761, March 10, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 1204, Apr. 14, 1928. 

PATENT LEATHER KID, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, Sept. 1, 1927. 
Star, Richard Barthelmess. Director, Alfred Santell. Adaptation, Adela Rogers St. John. Cameraman, 
Arthur Edeson. Length, 11,414 feet. 

Theme: War drama filmization of Rupert Hughes story. Unpopular East Side boxer, seeks love 

of a pretty cabaret dancer. When war is declared she goes to France as a nurse, and he is con- 
scripted. Awakened to his duty by death of buddy, boy fights like a demon, and is paralyzed by 
a wound. Through faith and love of girl, he finally regains his powers and happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue August 26, 1927, page 595. 

Advertising: Insert. May 1, 1926; insert, June 3; insert, Tune 17; insert, Aug. 19; 570, Aug. 26; 

638-39, Sept. 2; 755, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 907, Sept. 23; 975, Sept. 30; 1312, 1314, Oct. 28; insert, 
Nov. 18; 1691-92, Dec. 2; 1797-1800, Dec. 9; 1879-82, Dec. 16; 1941, Dec. 23, 1927; 112-13, Jan. 14; 186, 
Jan. 21; 254, Jan. 28; 318, Feb. 4; 422, Feb. 11; 491-92, Feb. 18; 614, Feb. 25; 686, Mar. 3; 796, Mar. 10; 
872, Mar. 17; insert, Apr. 28; insert, May 12; insert, June 2; 2205, June 16, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1258, Oct. 21, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1258, Oct. 21; 1334, Oct. 28, 1927; 1267, Apr. 21; 1339, Apr. 28; 1698, May 19; 

1583, May 12; 1964, June 9; 2189, June 30; 213, July 21; 280, July 28, 1928. 

Window Displays: Page 1854, June 2, 1928. 

THE PATSY. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, March 10, 1928. Starring 
Marion Davies with Marie Dressier and Lawrence Gray. Director, King Vidor. Scenarist, Agnes 
C. Johnston. Cameraman, John Seitz. Length, 7,289 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-romance. Adopted from Barry Connor’s play. Pat, playing second fiddle in romance, 
determines to win one of her sister’s beaux. \V anting to make sure whether he cares for her, she 
stages a fake escapade and gets him as well as her family aroused. All ends happily when he finally 
pops the question. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927 ; 489, Feb. 18; insert, Mar. 10; 

insert, June 2; front cover, June 9, 1928. 

PAWNS OF PASSION. Produced by C. M. Woolf. Distributed by World Wide Pictures. Star, Olga 
Chekova. Director, Carmine Gallone. Scenarist, Norman Falk. Length, 7,196 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of Russian border and Paris. Husband of heroine, dancer in Imperial ballet, is 

ordered shot by Bolshevist who wants wife. Escaping from Russia with child, they are separated 
during battle. Search for son leads her to Paris where she is saved from suicide by artist whom 
she comes to love. Discovering villain has child hidden at lonely farm they recover it. 

PAY AS YOU ENTER. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, May 12, 1928. Starring 



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Louise Fazenda and Clyde Cook with Betty Blythe, Jean Laverty, Arthur Rankin. Director, Ray 
Enright. Scenarist, Graham Baker. Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 4,975 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance. Waitress in quick lunch room loves street car conductor, who in turn 

loves gold-digger. Waitress gets $1,000 after being hit by automobile and adventuress and her real 
boy friend determine to rob her of it. The conductor comes to the rescue, saves money for gfrl and 
suddenly decides that he loves her and net gold-digger. 

PEAKS OF DESTINY. Produced by Ufa Prod. Distributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 28, 1928. 
Director and scenarist, Arnold Fanck. Length, 5, 582 feet. • 

Theme: Drama of the mountains and the people who live on their slopes. Believing his friend has 
alienated the affections of his girl, man is about to kill him but regains his mental balance and saves 
the friend from destruction. He wins back the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928, page 213. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

PERFECT CRIME, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released. August 19, 1928. With Clive 
Brook and Irene Rich. Director, Bert Glennon. Cameraman, James Howe. Length, 6,331 feet. 

Theme: Dramatic romance. Noted criminologist has been dismissed by sweetheart because of 

relentless manner in which he trails wrong-doers. As he sits in his room, he conjures the perfect 

crime but one weak spot sends him to prison in its culmination. He wakes up to find it was only a 

dream and gives up his detective work to become reunited to sweetheart. 

References: Reviewed issue August 11, 1928, page 478. 

Advertising: Pages 1666, May 19; 80, 81, July 14; 255, July 28; 326-2 7, Aug. 4; 442-445, Aug. 11; 
508-9, Aug. 18; 586-87, Aug. 25, 1928. 

PERFECT GENTLEMAN, A. Produced by Monty Banks Enterprise. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 

Jan. 15, 1928. Starring, Monty Banks. Director, Clyde Bruckinan. Scenarist, Charles Horan. Camera- 
man, James Diamond. Length, 5,626 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Bank clerk arrives drunk for his wedding. The morning afterwards he shame- 
fully leaves the country and finds his girl and her dad on board the boat. He learns of some crooks 
who have robbed her father, and captures them, winning his girl’s forgiveness. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 3928, page 140. 

Advertising: Insert, Sept. 2, 1927. 

PHANTOM FLYER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Feb. 26, 1928. Starring, 
A1 Wilson with Lillian Gilmore, Larry Steers, Buck Connors. Director and adaptor, Bruce Mitchell. 
Cameraman, William Adams. Length, 4,253 feet. 

Theme: Western. Border patrol aviator is in love with daughter of rancher. Biggest cattle owner 

in territory endeavors to wipe former out. Rancher is forced to sign quit claims, while his daughter 
is being kidnapped by rival foreman in airplane. The patrol pilot gives chase and finally succeeds 
in subduing the abductor and saving girl. 

References: Advertsing: Insert, May 13, 1927% 

PHANTOM OF THE RANGE. Produced and distributed F B O. Released, April 22, 1928. Starring 
Tom Tyier with Duane Thompson. Director, James Dugan. Scenarist, Frank Howard Clark. Cam- 
eraman, Nick Musuraca. Length, 4,781 feet. 

Theme. Western. Cowboy-actor stranded in tank town gets job, when he thrashes real estate shark, 
who has beaten rancher. Romance buds between rancher’s daughter and cowboy, but latter is ordered 
away when former stage partner claims him as husband. Tangle is finally unwound in a mesh of 
incidents with cowboy foiling plot to swindle rancher, and clearing himself of bigamy charge. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 452. 

PHANTOM OF THE TURF, THE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, 
March, 1928. Starring Helene postello with Rex Lease. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, Arthur 
Hoerl. Cameraman, Walter Griffen. Length, 5,905 feet. 

Theme: Racetrack melodrama. When lonely man is found dead, Dunbarton declares himself guardian 
of girl and boy, missing heirs, and Phantom, racing horse. Learning of daughter’s death, he has 
another girl impersonate her. Son of old man returns and places horse in race. Dunbarton tries to 
prevent horse from running but is defeated. Phantom wins the race and son wins the girl. 

PINTO. KID, THE. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, April 29, 1928. Starring Buzz 
Barton with Gloria Lee. Director, Louis King. Scenarist, Della M. Young. Cameraman, Roy Eslick. 
Length, 4,884 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama in which the youth and his partner are successful in keeping the city 

slicker from gaining possession of a ranch of much potential value because of a proposed irrigation 
project. The ranch is owned by the father of the girl young Buzz saves from the quicksands. 

References: Reviewed issue Jon 7, 1928, page 74. 

PIONEER SCOUT, THE. Produced and dstributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 21, 1928. Starring 
Fred Thomson with Nora Lane, William Courtwright, Tom Wilson. Director, Loyd Ingraham. Length, 
6,118 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Scout falls in love with girl making her way across the plains in her 

father’s covered wagon. Crook leader tries to win girl, but is repulsed. He makes the scout prisoner 
and tries to carry off girl. Scout’s horse attracts attention, and his master, freed, organizes a posse 
and goes to rescue of the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 824. 

PLAY GIRL, THE. Produced and distributed by Jfox. Released, April 22, 1928. With Madge Bellamy 
and John Mack Brown. Director, Arthur Rosson. Scenarist, John Stone. Cameraman, R. J. Bergquist. 
jbength, 5,200 feet. 

Theme: Drama in which girl gets touch of gay life and accepts inniunerable gifts from society man, 

though she is really in love with his friend. Life is a gay whirl until the price is demanded of her, 
when she rebels and is rescued by the man she really loves. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1346. 

POLLY OF THE MOVIES. Produced by James Ormont Prod. Distributed by First Division. Re- 
leased, October 15, 1927. Starring Gertrude Short with Jason Robards. Director, Scott Pembroke. 
Scenarist, Jean Plannette. Cameraman, Ted Tetzlaff. Length, 6,900 feet. 

Theme.: Comedy-drama. Plain little girl from Hohokus aspires to be a movie actress, so her small 

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in a picture. Intended for a melodrama, their picture is a comedy scream and a film magnate pays 
them well for its purchase and they decide to wed. 

PORT OF MISSING GIRLS, THE. Produced and distributed by Brenda Pictures Corp. Re- 
leased, March, 1928. Starring Barabar Bedford and Malcolm McGregor. Director, Irving Cummings. 
Scenarist, Howard Estabrook. Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 7,247 feet. 

Theme: Modern drama. Girl in city is neglected by her parents, who pursue own pleasures. Gets 
into complications but is rescued by parents and sweetheart. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 6S8. 

Advertising: Pages 612-13, Feb. 25, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pa,ge 2031, June 16, 1928. 

POWDER MY BACK. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, March 10, 1928. Starring 
Irene Rich with Audrey Ferris, Andre Beranger, Anders Randolf, Carroll Nye. Director, Roy Del 
Ruth. Scenarist, Robert Lord. Adaptation, Joseph Jackson. Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 

6,185 feet. 

Theme: Political drama. Famous actress becomes angry with the reform mayor, who closes her 

show because he feels it is not good for the public’s morals. She fakes an accident to get into his 
home and while there weaves her spell around him and they are married. 

References* Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

PRETTY CLOTHES. Produced and distributed by Sterling Distributing Corp. Released, Oct. 15, 
1927. With Jobyna Ralston and Johnny Walker. Director, Phil Rosen. Scenarist, Frances Guihan. 
Cameraman, Herbert Kirkpatrick. Length, 5,652 feet. 

Theme: Drama in which daughter of poor family falls in love with son of wealthy father. She 
accepts clothes as a loan from her lover’s friend and is misjudged, but eventually they become 
reconciled and all ends happily. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 192/, page 1443. 

PRINCE OF THE PLAINS. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, Sept., 1927. 
Star, Tex Maynard. Director, Robin Williamson. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest 

Depew. Length, 4,134 feet. 

Theme: Western. Girl, beset by scheming uncle, meets her prince of the plains. They fall in love 

but a rival for her hand kills her uncle and blames her prince. Jailed, he escapes to capture real 
culprit, forces a confession and wins his girl. 

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PRIVATE LIFE OF HELEN OF TROY, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, Jan. 8, 1928. With Lewis Stone, Maria Corda, Ricardo Cortez. Director, Alexander Korda. 
Scenarist, Carey Wilson. Cameramen, Lee Garmes and Sid Hickox. Length, 7 0 694 feet. 

Theme: Satirical comedy exposing the famous beauty’s love affair with Paris, and her later return 

to her husband Menelaus. It was adopted from John Erskine’s satire on this episode in ancient history. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1970. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 3; insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19; 1236, Oct. 21; 1313, Oct. 28; 

insert, Nov. 18; 1625, Nov. 25; 1694, Dec. 2; 1800, Dec. 9; 1882, Dec. 16; 1942-43, Dec. 23; 2009-10, Dec. 
30; 2068-70, Dec. 31, 1927 ; 317, Feb. 4; 492, Feb. 18; 686, Mar. 3; 796, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 207, Jan. 21, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 382, Feb. 4, 1928. 

PROWLERS OF THE SEA. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, June 20, 1928. 
Starring, Ricardo Cortez, with Carmel Meyers, Geo. Fawcett, Gino Corrado. Director, John G. 
Adolfi. Scenarist, John Francis Natteford. Cameraman, E. O. Miller. Length, 5,160 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Adapted from Jack London story'. Spanish officer, ordered to guard against gun 
smuggling along Cuban coast, falls under the spell of a Cuban charmer. When he is threatened with 
punishment because of his laxity, she confesses her guilt to a Spanish general, but he forgives them 

both and they marry. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 23, 1928. 

PUBLICITY MADNESS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Oct. 2, 1927. With 
Lois Moran and Edmund Lowe. Director, Albert Ray. Scenarist, Andrew Bennison. Cameraman, 
Sidney Wagner. Length, 5,893 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of young man who manages business of girl’s father, a soap manufacturer. He 
wins the girl after swamping the company with orders via an exploitation campaign that knocked! 
everyone dizzy. The girl, too, was affected that way. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 452. 

Advertising: Pages 559, Aug. 26; 743, Sept. 9; 819, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 967, Sept. 30; two page 

insert, Oct. 7; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21, 1927. 

PUT ’EM UP. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, March 11, 1928. Starring Fred 
Humes with Gloria Gray and PeeWee Holmes. Director, Edgar Lewis. Adaptors, Wm. Lester and 
Geo. H. Plympton. Cameraman, Wilbur Kline. Length, 4,200 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Cowboy is attacked by gang of crocks and left stunned because he 
is loved by girl desired by gang chief. Thinking her lover dead, the girl is about to marry the crook, 
when sweetheart returns with a posse to put gang to rout and take leader prisoner. This accomplished 
they send for a minister. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



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QUALITY STREET. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Dec. 31, 1927. 
Starring Marion Davies with Conrad Nagel. Director, Sidney Franklin. Adaptation and continuity, 
Albert Lewin and Hans Kraly. Cameraman, Henry Sartov. Length, 7,193 feet. 

Theme: Love story of Napoleonic times, adapted from Sir James Barrie’s play.. Proposal of a 
young man to girl he has courted is interrupted by call to war. He returns after ten years to discover 
her an old maid. Girl masquerades as neice and taunts him with his own aging, after which he 
realizes his love for her in spite of changes made by years. 

References'. Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1927, page 1579. 

Advertising: Insert, July 19; 492, Aug. 2, 1924; insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19; 2001, Dec. 30, 1927. 



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QUICK TRIGGERS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, July 15, 1928.' Starring Fred 
Humes with Derelys Perdue and Wilbur Mack. Director, Ray Taylor. Scenarist, Basil Dickey. 

Cameraman, A1 Jones. Length, 4,472 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Ranch foreman loses trail of band of horse thieves but meets pretty 

girl and falls in love. Later, riderless horse of rustler leads foreman and posse to headquarters pf 
band find they arrest girl’s father. Tom between love for father and sweetheart, girl takes a hand 
in the proceedings and* helps to clear up situation. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



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RACE FOR LIFE, A. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Jan. 28, 1928 Starring 
Rin-Tin-Tin with Virginia Brown Faire, Carroll Nye, Bobby Gordon. Director, Ross Lederman. 
Scenarist, Charles R. Condon. Cameraman, Ed Du Par. Length, 4,777 feet. 

Theme: Racetrack melodrama in which the dog overcomes the intrigue of the viaUain and spurs 
his boy owner and Black Raider on to win the grand sweepstakes and save the fortune of the horse 
owner. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11, 1928, page 451. 

RACING ROMEO, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 1, 1927. 
With Red Grange, Jobyna Ralston, Walter Hiers and Trixie Friganza. Director, Sam Wood. 
Scenarist, Byron Morgan. Cameraman, Charles G. Clarke. Length, 5,992 feet. 

Theme: Racing drama of country youth who has to beat the world’s champion auto racer to win 

girl, who promised to marry him if successful. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1903. 

Advertising: Pages 746-47, Sept. 9; 890-91, Sept. 23; 1029, Oct. 7, 1927. 

RACKET, THE. Produced by Caddo Productions. Distributed by Paramount. Released, June 30, 
1928. Starring Thomas Meighan with Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, John Darrow and “Skeets” 
Gallagher. Director, Lewis Milestone. Scenarist, Harry Behn and Dell Andrews. Cameraman, Tony 
Gaudio. Length, 7,646 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of police officer who vows to get man and succeeds even when the cards are 

stacked against him. 

References: Reviewed issue June 16, 1928, page 2014. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May -19; 1731, May 26; 2061, July 23; 5, July 7; 169, July 21; 

246, July 28; inside front cover, also 501, Aug. 18, 1928. 

RAGTIME. Produced by James Ormont Productions. Distributed by First Division Dist. Released, 
Sept. 1, 1927. Starring Marguerite De La Motte with John Bowers, Robert Ellis, Rose Dione. 
Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarists, George Dromgold and Jean Plannette. Cameraman, Ted 
Tetzlaff. Length, 6,700 feet. 

Theme: Tin Pan Alley drama of stolen song hit and how its popularity rebounds upon society girl. 

Her injured dignity is softened and her heart won when young musician composes another melody in 
her honor. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1927, page 786. 

Advertising: Pages 752-53, Sept. 9, 1927. 

RAMONA. Produced by Inspiration Pictures & Edwin Carewe. Distributed by United Artists. Re- 
leased, May, 1928. Starring Dolores Del Rio with Warner Baxter. Director, Edwin Carewe. 
Scenarist, Finis Fox. Cameraman, Robert B. Kurrle. Length, 7,650 feet. 

Theme: Halfbreed girl is adopted by Spanish woman, whose son loves girl. She falls in love with 

Indian. They marry and are happy until their child dies and a band of mauraders attack the village, 
capturing the cattle and destroying their home. The Indian is killed and girl temporarily loses her 
memory. Is found by son of foster-mother, and thru his efforts her memory is restored. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 322. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; four pages insert, Mar. 10; 1330-31, Apr. 28; 1416-17, May 5, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1032, Mar. 31; 1699. May 19; 1781, May 26; 1963-64, June 9; 2110, 2111, June 

23; 2189-90, June 30; 47, July 7; 279, July 28, 1928. 

Window Displays: Page 1854, June 2, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2030, June 16, 1928. 

RANGER OF THE NORTH, THE. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures. Released, Oct. 
9, 1927. Star, Ranger (dog). Director, Jerome Storm. Scenarist, Leon D’Usseau. Cameraman, 
Charles Boyle. Length, 4,977 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Wild dog is tamed by man, who with girl attempts to solve mystery of haunted 

mountain. Through dog’s heroism, man wins a fortune in gold. 

RANSOM. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Corp. Released, June 7 ; 1928. Starring Lois 
Wilson and Edmund Burns with William V. Mong, Blue Washington, Jackie Coombs. Director, 

George B. Steitz. Scenarist, Dorothy Howell. Cameraman, Joe Walker. Length, 5,584 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Chinese gang leader seeks formula of powerful gas invented by young 

chemist, so he kidnaps son of chemist’s fiancee. Mother goes to Chinese who are holding boy for 
ransom, and is taken prisoner. Chemist trails gang to hide-out, succeeds in locking them in room, 
and tosses phial of gas into room, killing the gangsters, and saving girl and child. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

RAWHIDE KID, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Jan. 29, 1928. Starring 
Hoot Gibson with Georgia Hale and Frank Hagney. Director, Del Andrews. Scenarist, Isadore 
Bernstein. Cameraman, Harry Neuman. Length, 5,382 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama, by Peter B. Kyne. Cowboy befriends girl and her father who have 

been driven out of town because of their peddling operations. He takes them back to town and 

challenges any who object. After losing his horse gambling, he earns the money to redeem it and 

when he is refused horse, he steals him. He returns to re-establish himself and marry the girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

RED HAIR. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, March 10, 1928. Starring Clara 
Bow with Lane Chandler, William Austin, Lawrence Grant. Director, Clarence Badger. Adaptors, 
Percy Heath and Lloyd Corrigan. Cameraman, Alfred Gilks. Length, 6,331 feet. 



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Theme: Light comedy. Gold-digging little manicurist finally meets man she loves and seeks to 

give up her graft, but necessity for fine clothes makes further pursuit necessary, which, in turn, 
serves to bring on many complications. The ending is a pleasant one. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1041. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, May 27; 737, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 905, Sept. 23, 1927; 481, 
Feb. 18; 760, Mar. 10; 856, Mar. 17; 1081, Apr'. 7, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1033, Mar. 31; 1267, Apr. 21; 1698, May 19, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1275, Apr. 21, 1928. 

RED MARK, THE. Produced by James Cruze, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, August 26, 
1928. With Nena Quartaro, Gaston Glass, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Rose Dione. Director, James 
Cruze. Scenarist, Julien Josephson. Cameraman, Ira Morgan. Length, 7,937 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of an executioner who unknowingly persecutes his own son because the latter 
is in love with the girl he would have as his own wife. He discovers his error when the youth is on 
the guillotine block, collapses at the discovery, the boy is pardoned and weds the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8, 1928, page 801. 

Advertising: Pages 1752, May 26; 2077, June 23; 21, July 7; insert, July 21, 1928. 

RED RAIDERS, THE. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Released, 
Sept. 4, 1927. Star, Ken Maynard. Director, A1 Rogell. Scenarist, Marion Jackson. Cameraman, 
Ross Fisher. Length, 6,214 feet. 

Theme: Western. Young lieutenant saves settlers surrounding garrison from the tomahawks of the 

Indians. He wins the girl, for whose hand both he and his commander have been striving. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1825. 

Advertising: Pages 758, Sept. 9; 820, Sept. 16; 973, Sept. 30; 1238, Oct. 21. 1927. 

RED RIDERS OF CANADA, THE. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures Corp. Released, 

April 4, 1928. With Patsy Ruth Miller, Charles Byer and Harry Woods. Director, Robert DeLacy. 
Scenarist, L. DeLacy. Cameraman, Nick Musuraca. Length, 6,419 feet. 

Theme: Outdoor drama of Canadian mountie, who rescues girl from clutches of notorious killer. 

Her brother dies while he is aiding the policeman conquer tbe villain and his gang. She finds happi- 
ness as the officer’s wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1972. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

RENO DIVORCE, A. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Oct. 22, 1927. With May 
McAvoy and Ralph Graves. Director, Ralph Graves. Scenarist, Robert Lord. Cameraman, Norbert 
Brodin. Length, 5,492 feet. 

Theme: Domestic drama. Romance develops between young society girl and dashing artist, when 

latter is run down by girl’s auto. They are later married, and their happiness is threatened by) the 
entrance into their life of a divorcedl couple, each of whom seeks to capture the love of one of the 
wedded pair. Near-tragedy is frustrated, however, and happy conditions restored. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4. 1927, page 1443. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

RIDE ’EM HIGH. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Oct. 9, 1927. 
Star, Buddy Roosevelt. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Ingraham. Cameraman, Ray 
Ries. Length, 4,542 feet. 

Theme: Western. Young Westerner penetrates hostile territory to discover facts concerning murder 

charged against dead father. Is drawn into sequence of events wherein his cousin plays him false. 
He wins out in end, his cousin is killed; girl comes to him and the feud between their families is 
forgotten. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1504. 

RIDERS OF THE DARK. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, April 21, 
1928. Star, Tim McCoy. Director, Nick Grinde. Scenarist, W. S. Van Dyke. Cameraman, George 
Nogle. Length, 5,014 feet.. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Forces opposed to law and order in western town destroy newspaper 

and kill editor. His son and daughter carry on work and young Texas ranger helps them. When one 
crook is accidentally shot by girl, ranger arrests her for protection. Crooks attack jail to get girl, 
but cavalry arrives and saves trio. 

RIDING FOR FAME. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Aug. 19, 1928. 
Starring Hoot Gibson with Ethlyne Claire and Allan Forrest. Director, Reaves Eason. Scenarists, 
Reaves Eason and Slim Summerville. Cameraman, Harry .Neumann. Length, 5,434 feet. 

Theme: Western. Hard-riding cowboy absent from ranch when owner is robbed, is accused of the 

crime. However, when he produces the money and the shackled thieves, he finds himself a hero with 
every one, especially so with rancher’s pretty daughter. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

RIDIN’ LUCK. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, October, 1927. Starring 
Tex Maynard. Director, Ed. R. Gordon. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. 
Length, 4,137 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Rancher’s son returns from college in time to help father wage 

war on gang of rustlers. Boy saves pretty girl from attack by hoodlum, who later kills the boy’s 
father and blames girl’s brother for crime. The posse is about to hang the brother, when boy and 
girl ride in with real murderer. 

RIDING RENEGADE, THE. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Released, Feb. 18, 1928. Starring 
Bob Steele with Nancy Drexel. Director, Wallace Fox. Scenarist, Frank H. Clark. Cameraman, 
Charles Boyle. Length, 4,729 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Sheriff’s son has streak of adventure in his blood, and is adopted by 

tribe of Indians. He saves stage coach with its girl passenger from robbery, but is arrested by his 
father for crime. He escapes jail and meets girl again. Meanwhile the father has been overpowered 
by the robbers, but is saved by son who is forgiven. 

RINTY OF THE DESERT. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released. April 21, 1928 
Starring Rin-Tin-Tin with Audrey Ferris, Carrol Nye, Paul Panzer. Director, Ross Lederman 
Scenarist, Harvey Gates. Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 4,820 feet. 



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Theme: Drama of desert dog: and how he befriends his human companions when they need help most. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 15, 1928, page 869. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

RIVER PIRATE, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, August 26, 1928. With Victor 
McLaglen, Lois Moran, Nick Stuart, Earle Foxe. Director, William K. Howard. Scenarists, John 
Reinhardt and Benjamin Markson. Cameraman, Lucien Andriot. Length, 6,937 feet. 

Theme. Melodrama of river pirates from novel by Chas. Francis Coe. Boy escapes from reform 
school and becomes lieutenant for daring river pirate. He falls in love with daughter of detective, and 
is anxious to change his life, but hates to desert his friend the pirate. In a loft robbery, the pirate 
is caught, but boy makes his escape and later marries detective’s daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 928. 

RIVER WOMAN, THE. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, 
August, 1928. Starring Lionel Barrymore and Jacqueline Logan with Charles Delaney and Sheldon 
Lewis. Director, Joseph Henabery. Scenarist, Adele Buffington. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 
6,565 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the Mississippi levees. Saloon-keeper loves dancer, but a boyish stoker appeals 

more to her. The river overflows and the men and girl are confined to the saloon, where a rogue 
bent on kidnapping the girl is killed by the saloon-keeper, who, in turn, meets death when the struc- 
ture collapses. TTie dancer and stoker wed. 

References: Reviewed issue August 11, 1928, page 478. 

ROAD HOUSE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, July 15, 1928. With Maria 
Alba, Lionel Barrymore, Warren Burke. Director, Richard Rosson Scenarist, John Stone. Camera- 
man, George Schneidermann. Length, 4,991 feet. 

Theme: Jazzy melodrama in which son of prominent citizen becomes involved with a band of yeggs 

who commit murder. He is tried, released, and his father blamed as the real culprit for his indulgence 
with his son. 

References: Reviewed issue August 4, 1928, page 413. 

ROAD TO ROMANCE, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Sept. 
24, 1927. Starring Ramon Novarro with Marceline Day Director, John S. Robertson. Scenarist, 
Josephine Lovett. Cameraman, Oliver Marsh. Length, 6,544 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama from novel by Joseph Conrad. Young Spaniard saves girl from cruel 

governor of colony and bests him in duel. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928, page 212. 

Advertising: Pages 1611, Nov. 25; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

ROARIN’ BRONCS. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 27, 
1927. Star, Buffalo Bill, Jr. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. Inghram. Cameraman, 
Ray Ries. Length, 4,375 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Member of U. S. Border Patrol joins girl’s ranch where he discovers the 
men responsible for the smuggling of Chinese over border. He wins the girl after catching the 
smugglers red-handed. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2034. 

ROSE MARIE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Feb. 11, 1928. With 
Joan Crawford, House Peters and James Murray. Director and scenarist, Lucien Hubbard. Camera- 
man, John Arnold. Length, 7,745 feet. 

Theme. A romantic drama of the Canadian backwoods, adapted from stage play of same name 
Rose Marie falls in love with outlaw trapper wanted by police for murder. To save her lover from 
exposure by her father, the girl marries another. Two are reunited later when the unloved husband 
sacrifices his life for happiness of thfe girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 18, 1928, page 572. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 2252, June 10; front cover, also 2324, June 17; front cover also insert, 

July 8; 88, July 15; front cover, July 22; front cover also insert, July 29; insert, Aug. 5; front cover 
also insert, Aug. 12; 489, Aug. 19; insert, Aug. 26; insert, Sept. 30; front cover, Oct. 21; 1388, Nov. 4; 
1468, Nov. 11; 1677, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; 2009, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1205, Apr. 14; 1339, Apr. 28; 280, July 28, 1928. 

ROSE OF THE GOLDEN WEST. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures. Released, 
Oct. 2, 1927. With Mary Astor and Gilbert Roland. Director, George Fitzmaurice. Adaptation, 

Bess Meredyth and Philip Bartholomae. Cameraman, Lee Garmes. Length, 6,477 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. In old Spanish California times, efforts to avert schemes of the Dic- 

tator involve a youth in a conspiracy 1 to assasinate him. He proves to be the father of the youth’s 
sweetheart. The girl saves her lover when he is condemned to death, clears her father and harmony 
is restored. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1112. 

Advertising: One page insert, Apr. 4, 1925; insert, Tune 3; insert, June 17; 975, Sept. 30; 1044, 

Oct. 7; 1161, Oct. 14; 1237, Oct. 21; 1480, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; 1627, Nov. 25; 1693, Dec. 2; 1800, 
Dec. 9; 1882, Dec. 16, 1927. 

ROUGH RIDERS, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 1, 1927. With Noah 
Beery, Charles Farrell, George Bancroft and Frank Hopper. Director, Victor Fleming. Scenarist, 
John Fish Goodrich. Cameraman, James Howe. Length, 9,443 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama laid in Spanish- American War days. A boy’s, a regiment’s, a nation’s 

story of the organization of the famous Rough Riders with the late Colonel Theodore Roosevelt 
depicted heroically in the fortunes of twoj men and a girl, whose affairs end in the romance of one 
of the lads and the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue April 1, 1927, page 1186. 

Advertising: Two page insert, Apr. 17; 1861, Apr. 24; 1977, May 1,; 2299, May 15; 2617, June 5; 

2725, June 12; 354, July 31; 1625, Oct. 30; insert, Dec. 4; 2285, Dec. 18, 1926; 193, Jan. 21; 271, Jan. 

28; insert, May 6;insert, also page 1741, May 13; 2395, June 24; 81, July 15; one page insert, July 22; 
418, Aug. 12; 736, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 885, Sept. 23; insert, Sept. 30; 1369, Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 18: 
insert, Dec. 30, 1927; 760, Mar. 10, 1928. 

RUNAWAY GIRLS. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Released, Aug. 23, 1928. Starring 
Shirley Mason with Arthur Rankin, Hedda Hopper, Alice Lake, George Irving. Director, Mark 
Sandrich. Scenarist, Lillie Hayward. Cameraman, Harry Davis. Length, 5,725 feet. 



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Theme: Modern melodrama. When her parents separate, girl disgusted, goes out to shift for her- 
self. A notorious rounder gets her a job as a model and later lures her to his apartment and tries to 

attadc her. She succeeds in getting her sweetheart on the phone and just as he arrives with assist- 

ance, the rake is killed by father of girl he had betrayed. 

T^efe rences: Advertising: Insert, June 2, 1928. 

RUSH HOUR, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Dec. 12, 

1927. Starring Marie Prevost with Harrison Ford and Seena Owen. Director, E. Mason Hoppei. 

Scenarist, Zelda Sears. Cameraman, Dewey Wrigley. length, 5,880 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama, from “The Azore Shore” by Fred and Fanny Hatton. Girl reads so many 

travel catalogues she decides she must see the world. She secretes herself aboard an ocean liner as 
stowaway. Discovered, girl is put in linen room to earn passage. A pair of adventurers befriend girl 
to use her as decoy in separating oil magnate from his cash. She is saved from the schemers, when 
sweetheart, who has trailed her, appears on scene. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 822. 

Advertising: Insert, July 22; insert. Sept. 2; insert, Oct. 21, 1927. 




SADDLE MATES. Produced by Action Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Released, August 5, 1928. 
Starring Wally Wales with Peggy Montgomery. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. 

Inghram. Cameraman, Ray Ries. Length, 4,520 feet. 

Theme: Western drama in which a young westerner finally finds a villain he and his pal have been 
seeking for some time. The villain does everything in his power to kill them both, hiring gunmen for 
the job, but is unsuccessful. The villain is finally exposed and driven out of town while the hero wins 
his sister. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 896. 

SADIE THOMPSON. Produced by Gloria Swanson Prod. Inc. Distributed by United Artists Corp. 
Released, Jan. 7, 1928. Star, Gloria Swanson. Director and adaptor, Raoul A. Walsh. Cameramen, 
Oliver Marsh, George Barnes, Robert Kurrle. Length, 8,600 feet. 

Theme: Romance of South Seas, from story by W. Somerset Maugham. Girl trying to hide her 

identity in the South Seas meets marine and promises to marry him. Reformer makes life unpleasant 
for her and threatens to give her up to police. When she reforms he attacks her and later commits 
suicide. She and marine leave for Sydkiey and freedom. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 11. 1928, page 451. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; 412-13, Feb. 11; 1000-01. Mar. 31; 1329, Apr. 28, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 887, Mar. 7; 2028, 2032, June 16; 2110, June 23, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 961, Mar. 24, 1928. 

SAILOR 1ZZY MURPHY. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Oct. 8, 1927. With 
George Jessel, Warner Oland and Audrey Ferris. Director, Henry Lehrman. Scenarist, E. T. Lowe, 
Jr. Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 6,020 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama in which Jewish perfume salesman is inducted into crew of maniacs aboard 
yacht and succeeds in saving the life of the wealthy perfume manufacturer whom they had intended 
to kill and with whose daughter Izzy is in love. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1345. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

SAILOR’S SWEETHEART, A. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 24, 1927. 
With Louise Fazenda. Clyde Cook and Myrna Loy. Director, Lloyd Bacon. Scenarist, Harvey Gates. 
Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 5,685 feet. 

Theme: Farce-comedy. After inheriting a small fortune, a spinster sets her cap for a husband. She 
becomes the prey;' for an adventurer but falls in love with a sailor. She has an exciting time being 
captured by prohibition agents and eluding the sheik. She finally marries the gob and lives scrappily 
ever after. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1927, page 1186. 

Advertising: Page 634, Sept. 2, 1927. 

SAILORS’ WIVES. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, Jan. 22, 1928. With Mary 
Astor and Lloyd Hughes. Director, Joseph Henabery. Continuity and adaptation, Bess Meredyth. 
Cameraman, Sid Hickox. Length, 5.485 feet. 

Theme: Romance between boy and girl halted by impending loss of sight by latter. Tries to 

impress boy with fact! that she is fickle rather than reveal circumstances. Her attempt at suicide 
results in restoration of sight. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 822. 

Advertising: Two page insert, May 31; 147, July 12, 1924; insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 1944, 

Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927. 

SALLY IN OUR ALLEY. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Sept. 3, 1927. With 
Shirley Mason and Richard Arlen. Director, Walter Lang. Scenarist, Dorothy Howell. Cameraman, 
J. O. Taylor. Length, 5,892 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance. Sally is adopted by elderly neighbors when her mother dies. Her love 

for a plumber persists although a wealthy aunt tries to make a snob of her. Thinking he is below her 
class, the plumber tells her he doesn’t love her jury more, but Sally discovers his deception and 
marries him. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15; 961, Sept. 30; 1140 Oct 

14, 1927. 

SALLY OF THE SCANDALS. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures Corp. Released, July 

15, 1928. With Bessie Love and Allan Forrest. Director, Lynn Shores. Scenarist, Enid Hibbard. 
Cameraman, Philip Tannura. Length, 6,059 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of night life in which Steve, backer of musical show, and Bill, gang leader, are 

in love with same chorus girl. Leading lady, jealous of girl, slips a diamond bracelet into her pocket 
and accuses her of steading it. Steve learns the patrticulars and halts wedding ceremony about to be 
performed uniting chorus girl and gang leader. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1804 May 20; 2 023 , 2333, June 17; 9a, July 15, 1927. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NIGHTS. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, 
May, 1928. Starring Percy Marmont with Mae Busch and Tom O’Brien. Director, R. William Neill. 
Scenarist, Harold Shumate. Cameraman, James Diamond. Length, 6,289 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the underworld in which young lawyer is divorced by his wife when he pur- 

posely sets the evidence to satisfy her. He drifts to the underworld, is nursed by a dance hall girl, 
and eventually wins back the love of his wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2089. 

Advertising: Pages 2257, June 10; 163, July 22; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927. 

SATAN AND THE WOMAN. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, Jan. 
20, 1928. Starring Claire Windsor with Cornelius Keefe and Vera Lewis. Director, Burton King. 
Scenarist, Adrian Johnson. Cameraman, Art Reeves. Length, 6,400 feet. 

Theme: Drama laud in small town wherein ruthless old lady tries to crush romance between her 

heir and her granddaughter. She dies and leaves her money to girl, having repented at last moment. 
A misunderstanding separates girl and her lover, and she thinks of marrying am adoring lawyer. But 
she finds latter is after her money and that former lover is man for her. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 824. 

Advertising: Pages 1639, May 6; 2033, Dec. 30, 1927; 137, Jan. 14; 277, Jan. 28, 1928. 

SAY IT WITH SABLES. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, July 13, 1928. Starring 
Francis X. Bushman and Helene Chadwick with Margaret Livingston, Arthur Rankin, Alphonz 
Ethier. Director, Frank Capra. Scenarist, Dorothy Howell. Cameraman, Joe Walker. Length, 
6,401 feet. 

Theme: Domestic melodrama. Mistress of man returns as son’s sweetheart and refuses to be 

bought off, intending to get even with father by marrying his boy. In desperation father tells son of 
past relations with woman, arid boy goes to her apartment for explanation. She is mysteriously shot 
and it develops that boy’s mother committed the crime, but a sympathetic detective decides to overlook 
her guilt. 

SCARLET DOVE, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, April 15, 1928. With 
Robert Frazer. Director and scenarist, Arthur Gregor. Cameraman, Ernest Miller. Length, 5,102 
leet. 

Theme: Russian romance. Convent bred girl is being forced into loveless marriage with a Cossack 

colonel by aunt when she meets handsome lieutenant. At reception following wedding, girl is frantic 
and disappears with lieutenant to a mountain retreat. Later he is charged with her murder but in 
duel with husband latter meets death in the water, and the lovers are reunited. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2934, June 26; 105, July 10; insert, Nov. 6, 1926; 1177, Apr. l; 

insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

SCARLET LADY, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures Corp. Released, August 1, 
1928. Starring Lya de Putti, Don Alvarado and Warner Oland with Otto Mattieson and John Peters. 
Director, Alan Crosland. Scenarist, Bess Meredyth. Cameraman, James Van Trees. Length, 6,443 feet. 

Theme: Drama laid in the times of the Red revolution. Girl flees to house of prince for protection. 

There she falls in love with him. Her sweetheart, a revolutionist leader, captures the prince when 
the revolution succeeds but instead of killing the prince when commanded the girl slays the revolutionist 
and escapes with the prince. 

References: Reviewed issue August 25, 1928, page 627. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 89, July 14; 183, July 21; 520-21, Aug. 18; 829, Sept. 15, 1928. 



SECRET HOUR, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 4, 1928. Starring 
Pola Negri with Jean Hersholt and Kenneth Thomson. Director and scenarist, Rowland V. Lee. 
Cameraman, Harry Fischbeck. Length, 7,175 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of elderly suitor who sends youth’s photo to girl of his heart, palming 
himself off as the younger man — with heroine falling in love with original of picture. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 896. 



SERENADE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Dec. 24, 1927. Starring Adolphe 
Menjou with Kathryn Carver, Lawrence Grant and Lina Basquette. Director, Harry D’Arrast. 
Scenarist, Ernest Vajda. Cameraman, Harry Fischbeck. Length, 5,209 feet. 

Theme: Romantic Drama. Musician falls in love with poor but sympathetic girl and marries her. 

Later he composes an operetta, which is successful. He neglects his wife and accepts the attentions 
of leading dancer in the show. Wife steps out and plays the same game as her husband and recon- 
ciliation is effected. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 31, 1927, page 2089. 

Advertising: Insert, Sept. 16; 2063, Dec. 31, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 207, Jan. 21, 1928. 



SEVENTH HEAVEN. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Oct. 30, 1927. With 
Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Director, Frank Borzage. Scenarist, Benjamin Glazer. Camera- 
man, Ernest Palmer. Length, 8,500 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama adapted from play by Austin Strong. Reared in the Paris gutters, a girl 
is taken in charge by “her man,” as her rescuer eventually becomes. They live in their seventh 
heaven of happiness until the world war claims him and returns him to her blind, after an agony of 
time during which he was thought dead. 

References: Reviewed issue June 10, 1927, page 2293. 



two page insert, May 27; 624, Sept. 2; 742, Sept. 9; 966, Sept. 30; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 21; 138L 
Nov 4 1541 Nov. 18; insert, Dec. 2, 1927. _ 

Exploitation: Pages 1844, May 13; 1571, Nov. 18; 1896, Dec. 16: 1965, Dec. 23, 1927. 



SHANGHAI BOUND. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 15, 1927. Starring 
Richard Dix with Mary Brian. Director. Luther Reed. Scenarists, John Goodrich and Ray Harris. 
Cameraman, Edward Cronjager. Length, 5,515 feet. 

Theme- A melodramatic romance depicted in revolution tom China. River boat captain, meets 
spoiled daughter of his millionaire boss, when he rescues her party from Chinese pirates. A pitched 
battle follows on river with pursuing pirates, during which girl believes captain has been killed, and 






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realizes she loves him. The party, all except captain, are saved by warship. Captain later turns up 
as lieutenant-commander in Navy. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1826. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert. May 27; 81, July 15; 418, Aug. 18; 737, Sept. 9; insert. Sept. 16; 
1293, Oct. 28, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1571, Nov. 18, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1640, Nov. 25, 1927. 

SHANGHAIED. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures. Released, Oct. 19, 1927. Starring 
Ralph Ince and Patsy Ruth Miller. Director, Ralph Ince. Adaptation, .J. G. Hawkes. Cameraman, 
Joe Walker. Length, 5,999 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama in which the dance hall girl is forced to be a party to the drugging of the sea 
captain, who in revenge shanghaies her and forces her to be ship scullery maid. She is transferred 
to another ship returning to San Francisco, where she is employed in the lowest dive. She saves 
her money, repays the captain and eventually weds him. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 26, 1927, page 592. 

Advertising:* Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

^ SHARPSHOOTERS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film. Released, Jan. 15, 1928. With George 
O'Brien and Lois Moran. Director, J. G. Blystone. Scenarist, Marion Orth. Cameraman, Charles 
Clark. Length, 5,573 feet. 

Theme: Comedy drama. Hard-boiled gob “loves ’em and leaves ’em” until he meets Moroccan 

dancer. He promises to stand by her, but his ship sails. Girl later comes to New York to seek 
him, and falls into clutches of proprietor of a waterfront dive. After many exciting adventures, girl 
is rescued by sailor and his pals, and finds that his love is real after all. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28. 1928, page 282. 

Advertising: Insert, also 1682, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 9; insert, Dec. 16; insert, Dec. 23, 1927. 

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, Jan. 1, 1928. With Molly O’Day, Alec Francis, John Boles and Matthew Betz. Director, A1 
Rogell. Continuity and adaptation, Marion Jackson. Cameraman, Sol Polito. Length, 8,188 feet. 

Theme: Mountain drama. Picturization of Harold Bell Wright’s novel. Mysterious stranger from 

outer world is taken in by family of Ozark Mountains, and becomes shepherd for latter’s flock. Years 
before stranger’s son betrayed mountaineer’s daughter, and he hopes to atone for son’s error. The 
mountaineer ' had sworn to kill the betrayer’s father, but relents when shepherd confesses he is the 

father. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 25, 1928, page 642. 

Advertising: Pages 2145, June 3; insert, Tune 17; insert, Aug. 19; 1236, Oct. 21; insert, Nov. 18; 
1626, Nov. 25; 1693, Dec. 2; 1800. Dec. 9: 1944, Dec. 23; 2009-10, Dec. 30, 1927; 317, Feb. 4; 492, Feb. 18; 
614, Feb. 25; 686, Mar. 3; 796, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1590, May 12, 1928. 

SHE’S A SHEIK. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Nov. 12, 1927. Starring Bebe 
Daniels with Richard Arlen and William Powell. Director, Clarence Badger. Scenarist, Lloyd Corri- 
» gan. Cameraman, J. Roy Hunt. Length, 6,015 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of Christian girl raised among Arabs, who refuses to wed any one but 

a man of her faith. Kidnaps and conquers him. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1826. 

• Advertising: Insert, Sept. 16; 1293, Oct. 28; 2063, Dec. 31, 1927. 

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SHIELD OF HONOR, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Feb. 19, 1928. With 
Neil Hamilton, Ralph Lewis, Dorothy Gulliver and Claire McDowell. Director, Emory Johnson. 
Adaptation, Leigh Jacobson and Gladys Lehman. Cameraman, Ross Fisher. Length, 6,173 feet. 

Theme: Police melodrama. Commissioned as the first pilot in a newly organized police aviation 

department, a young officer solves the mystery of a number of big jewel robberies. He meets the 
daughter of a powerful capitalist during his apprehending of the criminals, and following their arrest 
the pair are married. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2034. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 1533, Nov. 18, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1964, Dec. 23, 1927. 

SHIP COMES IN, A. Produced by DeMille Studio Prod. Distributed by Pathe. Released, June 4, 1928. 
With Rudolph Schildkraut, Louise Dresser, Robert Edeson, Milton Holmes and Louis Natheaux. 
Director, William K. Howard. Scenarist. Sonya Levien. Cameraman, Lucien Andriot. Length, 6,902 
feet. 

Theme: Story of a family of immigrants, who come to America and give their boy to the cause 
of their adopted country in the war. The father is accused of a crime, but he is soon freed and goes 
back to comfort his broken-hearted wife. They give all that one can give to their new country. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Advertising: Pages 1325, Apr. 28; 21, July 7; 86-87, July 14; insert, July 21, 1928. 

SHOOTIN’ IRONS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 8, 1927. Starring Jack 
Luden with Sally Blane and Fred Kohler. Director, Richard Rosson. Scenarists, J. Walter Ruben 
and Sam Mintz. Cameraman, Henry Gerrard. Length, 5,179 feet. 

Theme: Western. Cowboy befriends girl, whose dad is a felon. Robbing stage containing papers 
which convict him, he and the girl and her father are pursued by a posse, but a judge arrives declar- 
ing her parent innocent and the cowboy is at liberty to wed the girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13; 81, July 15, 1927. 

SHOWDOWN, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 25, 1928. Starring 
George Bancroft with Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Fred Kohler and Arnold Kent. Director, Victor 
M r Schertzinger. Scenarist, Hope Loring. Cameraman, Victor Millner. Length, 7,616 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the oil fields. Five men and one woman are involved. The woman’s husband 

is called away temporarily and other four men crave her. She asks one. Cardan, to protect her from 
other three. Husband returns, and he and Cardan cut cards to see which shall have new oil well 
and which leave camp. Cardan deliberately loses as oil gusher spouts. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 826. 

Advertising: Pages 481, Feb. 18; 760, March 10, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1781, May 26, 1928. 

SILENT SENTINEL, THE. Produced and distributed by Chesterfield. Released, August 1, 1928. 



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starring Champion fdog) with Gareth Hughes. Director, A. C. Nietz. Scenarist, Alvin J. Neitz 
Cameraman, M. A. Anderson. Length, 4,890 feet. 

Theme: Bank cashier is sent to jail by crooked president of company, whose practice it is ts 

"frame” employees with thefts perpetrated by himself, to get money from bond companies. Sister 
of cashier, and her sweetheart who also works in bank, with the aid of dog, get the “goods” on 
president, bring about his capture, and release of innocent brother. 

SILENT TRAIL, THE. Produced and distributed by Syndicate Pictures. Released, Aug. 15, 1928. 
Starring Bob Custer with Peggy Montgomery and John Lowell. Director, J. P. McGowan. Scenarist, 
Brysis Coleman. Cameraman, Hap Depew. Length, 4,315 feet. 

Theme: Western. Cowboy in search of adventure lands in town ruled by band of rustlers, and 

befriends one of gang in fight. The two aid wealthy girl in auto accident, and bring her to gang’s 
headquarters. Cowboy arouses anger of rustler leader when he defends girl against latter’s advances. 
A pitched battle follows, with timely rescue by girl’s father and friends. 



SILK LEGS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Dec. 18, 1927. With Madge Bel- 
lamy, James Hall, Joseph Cawthorn and Maude Fulton. Director, Arthur Rosson. Scenarist, Frances 
Agnew. Cameraman, R. J. Bergquist. Length, 5,446 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Sales agents for rival hosiery concerns try to land an order, the boy for 

a while succeeding and putting on an exhibition. The girl, however, makes the mannequins use her 
own brand of hose, flirts with the buyer and wins order away from her rived. They then hear of 
the consolidation of their firms and themselves consolidate — in marriage. 

References: Advertising: One page insert.. May 20; 15, July 8; 92, July 15; 559, Aug. 26; 819, Sept. 
16; 895, Sept. 23; insert, Nov. 25; insert, also page 1682, Dec. 2; insert, t>ec. 16; insert, Dec. 23, 1927. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1266, Apr. 21, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 887, Mar. 17, 1928. 



SILK STOCKINGS. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 2, 1927. 
Starring Laura La Plante with John Harron and Otis Harlan. Director, Wesley Ruggles. Scenarist, 
Beatrice Van. Cameraman, Ben Reynolds. Length, 6,166 feet. 

Theme: A farce in which the young couple, very much in love, are led to the divorce court when 

a young lady playfully slips her damaged silk stocking into the husband’s pocket. The wrong is 
righted after much confusion when the wife deliberately compromises herself with the husband, thus 
nullifying the interlocutory decree. 

References: Reviewed issue August 26, 1927, page 595. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 249. July 29, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1896, Dec. 16, 1927; 1698, May 19, 1928. 



SILVER SLAVE, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Nov. 12, 1927. Starring 
Irene Rich with Audrey Ferris and John Miljan. Director, Howard Bretherton. Scenarist, Peter 
Milne. Cameraman, Frank Kesson. Length, 6,142 feet. 

Theme: Drama of mother who married for money and brought her daughter up in the lap of 

luxury. Their fortune dwindles and the daughter is saved from the wiles of the wealthy villain when 
the mother sacrifices herself to make love to him, but her sacrifice is revealed and there is a happy 
ending. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1927, page 1825. 

Advertising: Page 632, Sept. 2, 1927. 

SILVER VALLEY. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Oct. 2, 1927. Starring Tom 
Mix with Dorothy Dwan. Director, Ben Stoloff. Scenarist, Harold Lipsitz. Cameraman, Dan Dark. 
Length, 5,011 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. After wrecking a plane as a cowboy aviator. Mix becomes sheriff. 

Following many encounters with the local bad man, he brings him to justice. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14. 1927, page 1186. 

Advertising: Insert, May 20; 1304, Oct. 28, 1927. 



SIREN, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Corp- Released, Dec. 20, 1927. Starring 
Tom Moore with Dorothy Revier. Director, Byron Haskin. Scenarist, Harold Shumate. Cameraman, 
Ray June. Length, 5,996 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Society girl denounces cheat. As her fiance fights him, the house catches fire 

and the cheat is believed to die in flames. Alive, he uses butler who saved him, to accuse girl o t 
murder. She is found guilty, but her execution is stayed by butler’s confession and apprehension of 
the cheat. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2118. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 



SKINNER’S BIG IDEA. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures Corp. Released. April 24. 1928. 
Starring Bryant Washburn with Martha Sleeper. Director, Lynn Shores. Scenarist, Matt Taylor. 
Cameraman, Phil Tannura. Length, 5,967 feet. 



Theme: Comedy-drama in which a trio of old employees are rejuvenated bv a new junior partner 

assisted by a chorus girl employed as a secretary, so that they corral the prize order for the concern. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 896. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 19-7. 



SKIRTS. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, May 12, 1928. With Sydney 
Chaplin and Betty Balfour. Director, Jess Robbins and Wheeler Dryden. Adaptation, Wheeler Dry- 
den. Length, 5,801 feet. 

Theme: Comedy in which two young newlyweds, whose wives are temporarily out of town, decide 

upon a night of frivolity at a famous night club. They become involved in a brawl m which a night 
club performer and two of her friends figure. A diamond necklace is lest to add to the complications 
which ensue when all become entangled in wrong apartments. . - 

References: Advertising: Front cover, Apr. 14; front cover, Apr. 28; insert. May 5; 1547, May 12; 
insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 47, July 7, 1928. 

SKY HIGH SAUNDERS. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 6, 
1927. Star, A1 Wilson. Director and adaptation, Bruce Mitchell. Cameraman, William Adams. 
Length, 4,393 feet. 

Theme: Aviation drama. His twin framed by smuggler’s head, aviator takes his place when he 
finds him dying. A girl loves him, thinking him to be dead twin. When chief of smugglers kidnaps 



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her in his plane, aviator secures help from army squadron and pursues him, fighting him on edge of 
plane and saving girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927 

SKY RIDER, THE. Produced and distributed by Chesterfield. Released, June 15, 1928. Starring 
Gareth Hughes with Champion (dog) and Sheldon Lewis. Director and scenarist, A. C. Nietz. Cam- 
eraman, M. A. Anderson. Length, 4,900 feet. 

Theme: Aviation drama. Disinherited nephew of aviation magnate plots to get share of uncle’s 

millions. He causes near death of his cousin, when a bomb placed in latter’s plane explodes in mid- 
air. He then hires thugs to abduct uncle, in order to force him to give over part of fortune, but is 
foiled by arrival of cousin and police. 

SKYSCRAPER. Produced by DeMille Picture Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, April 8, 
1928. Starring William Boyd with Alan Hale. Sue Carol and Alberta Vaughn. Director, Howard 
Higgin. Scenarists, Elliot Clawson and Tay Garnett. Cameraman, John Boyle. Length, 7,040 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Structural iron worker saves the life of a jobless girl and woos her when she 
becomes a chorus girl. He is injured in a fall from a building and, after some differences between 
them are patched up, their marriage follows. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1928, page 1213. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; 998-999, Mar. 31; 1324. Apr. 28; 1998, June 16; 2162, June 30, 1928. 

SLIGHTLY USED. Produced and distributed by Warner Brother';. Released, Sept. 3. 1927. With May 
McAvoy, Conrad Nagel and Audrey Ferris. Director, Archie Mayo. Scenarist, C. Graham Baker. 
Cameraman, Hal Mohr. Length, 6,412 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy in which eldest daughter of three girls feigns marriage so that her sisters 

may marry. The announced husband later returns from Nicaragua. They fall in love and all ends 
happily. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30. 1927, page 1000. 

Advertising: Pages 634-35, Sept. 2. 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 470, Aug. 11, 1928. 

SLINGSHOT KID, THE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Dec. 4, 1927. Starring 
Buzz Barton with Frank Rice and Jeanne Morgan. Director, Louis King. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. 
Cameraman, Roy Eslick and Wm. Nobles. Length, 4,486 feet. 

Theme: Western. Young boy, a slingshot artist and a skilled rider, helps rid a ranch of a gang 

of rustlers. When the rustlers keep his friend captive and also threaten a girl’s safety, he works 
heroically to capture the rustlers and does so after a hard struggle. 

SMALL BACHELOR, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 6, 

1927. With Barbara Kent and Andre Beranger. Director, William Seiter. Adaptation, John Clymer. 
Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 6,218 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Artist sets out to win girl, but her mother opposes the match and hires an 

adventuress to break up the romance. In following the artist to get additional evidence, the mother 
and her choice for the daughter’s hand are “compromised’’ and forced to permit the artist and girl 
to marry. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2590-91, July 1; 248, July 29, 1927. 

SMART SET, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Feb. 25, 1928. 
Starring William Haines with Jack Holt, Alice Day and Hobart Bosworth. Director, Jack Conway. 
Scenarists, Byron Morgan and Ann Price. Cameraman, Oliver Marsh. Length, 6,476 feet. 

Theme: Society drama in which son of wealthy family is thrown off cup-defending American 
polo team, disowned by his father, and his ponies disposed of. In the match, American team fares 
badly. Captain, in love with same girl as youth, meets with mishap. Youth is restored to team in 
time to win the match and girl 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 826. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927 ; 489, Feb. 18; 1547, May 12; insert, 
May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1205, Apr. 14; 2189, June 30, 1928. 

SMILE, BROTHER, SMILE. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Distributed by First National. Re- 
leased, Sept. 11, 1927. With Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall. Director, John F. Dillon. Scenar- 
ist, Rex "Taylor. Cameraman, Charles Van Enger. Length, 6,669 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. Young shipping clerk is determined to make good on a bigger job, in- 
spired by the telephone girl. He becomes a salesman on the road, and frustrates the villain who, 
working for a rival company, tries to steal the business away from the hero’s firm. He wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1927, page 784. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17; 569, Aug. 26; 1313, Oct. 28, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1496, Nov. 11; 1571, Nov. 18, 1927. 

SODA WATER COWBOY, THE. Produced by Action Pictures. Distributed by Pathe. Released, 
Sept. 25, 1927. Star, Wally Wales. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Betty Burbridge. Camera- 
man, Ray Ries. Length, 4,546 feet. 

Theme: Western. Jobless soda clerk bums his way West and gets mixed up in a projected rob- 

bery. He saves the girl and is made deputy sheriff with further opportunities for heroism. After 
the villains have outwitted him for a time, he subdues them and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1444. 

SOFT LIVING. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Feb. 5, 1928. With Madge Bellamy and 
John Mack Brown. Director, James Tinling. Scenarist, Frances Agnew. Cameraman, Joseph Au- 
gust. Length, 5,629 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama in which secretary to famous alimony attorney is persuaded by a girl 
friend to marry only for purpose of divorce and large alimony. Her plan is suspected by young 
husband immediately after marriage. He wins her real love and they settle down to happiness, much 
to disgust of girl friend, who really wanted young man of wealth for herself. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 753. 

Advertising: Insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, March 24, 

1928. Starring Esther Ralston with Neil Hamilton and Sojin. Director and scenarist, Frank Tuttle. 
Cameraman, J. Roy Hunt. Length, 4,792 feet. 

Theme: Mystery comedy-drama. American girl visiting her fiance’s family in England tires of the 



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monotony and he. sweetheart frames a fake mystery house in which they seek refuge. She experi- 
ences some blood-curdling moments until she finds out it is a hoax and then she reverses the tables 
and throws a tew scares into the fiance and his assisting friends. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26. 1928, page 1/88. 

Advertising: Page 761, Mar. 10, 1928. 

SORRELL AND SON. Produced by Jos. Schenck. Distributed by United Artists Corp. Released, 
Dec. 2, 1927. With H. B. Warner, Anna Q. Nilsson, Nils Asther, Carmel Myers and Alice Joyce. 
Director and scenarist. Herbert Brenon. Cameraman, J. W. Howe. Length, 9,000 feet. 

Theme: Drama of army officer returning from war to find his illusions shattered — and his tragic 

end after devoting the rest of his life to his son. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1927, page 1647. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15; 2003-5, Dec. 30, 1927; 109, Jan. 14, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 272, Jan. 28; 1032, Mar. 31, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 275, Jan. 28, 1928. 

SO THIS IS LOVE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Feb. 6, 1928. Starring Shirley 
Mason with William Collier, Jr. Director, Frank Capra. Scenarist, Rex Taylor. Adaptor, Elmer 
Harris. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,611 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. A domineering pugilist has stolen his girl, so a boy plans revenge. He enters 

training and is matched to fight his enemy. On the night of the scrap, his girl fills the pugilist 
with good things to eat so that he is unable to give his best. The boy socks him plenty and 
wins the girl back again. 

References: Reviewed issue June 23, 1928, page 2117. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927; 421, Feb. 11; 484, Feb. 18, 1928. 

SOULS AFLAME. Produced by Furst Wells Prod. Distributed by First Division. Released, July 5, 
1928. Starring Gardner James with Gale Kelton, Raymond Wells and Grace Lord. Director and 
scenarist, Raymond Wells. Cameraman, Jack Fuqua. Length, 6,200 feet. 

Theme: Mountain romance. Rival clans of Ozarks are enmeshed in a bitter feud with young 

preacher, son of one, endeavoring to bring peace to the mountains. Boy's mother, however, leads 
her clan to attack other's headquarters and all of latter are killed except girl. She relumed to carry 
on the feud and marries the boy. 

SOUTH SEA LOVE. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures. Released, Dec. 10, 1927. With Patsy 
Ruth Miller. Director, Ralph Ince. Scenarist, Enid Hibbard. Cameraman, Nick Musuraca. Length, 
6,388 feet. 

Theme: Romance of the South Seas. Promoter and jealous rival attempt to break up romance 
between ambitious stage girl and lover who lives on South Sea island and almost succeed. Misunder- 
standing is ironed out when heroine is enticed to island by ruse. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 18, 1928, page 572. 

Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323, 2333, June 17; 94, July 15, 1927. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1338-D, Apr. 28. 1928. 

SPEED CLASSIC, THE. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, July 31, 
1928. Starring Rex Lease with Mitchell Lewis, Mildred Harris, Helen Jerome Eddy and Otis Harlan. 
Director, Bruce Mitchell. Cameramen, Max Du Pont and Wm. Underhill. Length, 4,700 feet. 

Theme: Racing romance. Girl tells sweetheart the'.r engagement is off when he refuses to with- 

draw from race. He goes to Tiajuana and is thrown into jail through rival driver. Girl learning of 
this relents. Mechanic rushes to Mexico and gets him out of jail in time to make big race, which 
he wins, administers beating to rival and makes up with sweetheart. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1927. 

SPEEDY. Produced by Harold Lloyd Prod. Distributed by Paramount. Released, Apr : l 7, 1928. 
Starring Harold Lloyd with Ann Christy. Director, Ted Wilde. Scenarists, Lex Neal, John Grey, 
Howard E. Rogers. Cameraman, Walter Lunden. Length, 7,o90 feet. 

Theme: A comedy dealing with a likeable chap who is just a little too fast for the type of job 

he can get, and he gets a new one every day. But he makes good for the girl he loves by saving 
her father his horse-car franchise and finally sells it over to a b g traction company. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, i 928, page 1212. 

Advertising: Pages 219, Oct. 28; 1608, Nov. 25; 1779-80, Dec. 9; 1856, Dec. 16; 1929-30, Dec. 23; insert, 

Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Jan. 7; insert, Jan. 21; 240-41, Jan. 28; insert, Feb. 4; insert, also 
411, Feb. 11; insert, also 481, Feb. 18; two page insert, Feb. 25; 761, Mar. 10; two page insert. Mar. 24; 

four page insert, Mar. 31; 1069, Apr. 7; 1177-78, Apr. 14; 1237-38, Apr. 21; 1301-4, Apr. 28; insert, May 

5; insert, May 26; 1927, June 9; 501, Aug. IS, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1266, Apr. 21; 1582, May 12; 1781-82, May 26, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1345, Apr. 28, 1928. 

SPOILERS OF THE WEST. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer. Released, Dec. 10, 
1927. Starring Tim McCoy with Marjorie Daw and William Fairbanks. Director, W. S. Van Dyke. 
Scenarists, Madeleine Ruthven and Ross B. Wells. Cameraman, Clyde De Vinna. Length, 4,784 feet. 

Theme: Western. Army lieutenant during frontier days is delegated to drive from Indian land all 

white men who are there in violation of government's treaty with the red men. He receives opposi- 
tion from a young girl boss of a settlement. The girl realizes foolishness of spite, moves from the 
lands and later weds the lieutenant, whom she has come to love. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 964. 

SPORTING AGE, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, March 2, 1928. Starring 
Belle Bennett with Holmes Herbert and Carroll Nye. Director, Erie C. Kenton. Scenarist, Peter 
Milne. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,464 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Married woman, her husband blind, loves his young secretary. Unknown to her 

the husband regains his sight and arranges to have his niece visit them to act as a powerful attrac- 
tion to the young man. The plan works, the youngsters marry and the wife, much wiser, returns 
to her husband. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1907. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

SPORTING GOODS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 11, 1928. Starring Rich- 
ard Dix with Gertrude Short, Myrtle Stedman, Ford Sterling and Philip Strange. Director, Malcolm 
St. Gair. Scenarists, Ray Harris and Tom Crizer. Cameraman, Edward Conjager. Length, 5,951 feet 
Theme: Comedy-drama. Travelling salesman becomes enamored of wealthy miss. In order to ge> 



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into her good graces, he puts up a bluff that he is rich in the world’s goods himself. He manages 
to sell a large order and get promoted to sales manager just as he is exposed, but by that time 
girl loves him, and cares nothing about his money. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 18. 1928, page 572. 

Advertising: Pages 481, Feb. 18; 760, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1267, Apr. 21, 1928. 

SPOTLIGHT, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Nov. 19, 1927. Starring Esther 
Ralston with Neil Hamilton. Director, Frank Tuttle. Scenarist, Hope Loring. Cameraman, Victor 
Milner. Length, 4,934 feet. 

Theme: Romance. Broadway producer transforms drab American girl into sensational Russian 

actress. She loves one admirer, but he thinks that if she were not Russian her charm would be lost. 
Furious, she shows him she is but a plain American lass. He is all the more pleased at this and 
all ends in wedding bells. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1293, Oct. 28; 1781, Dec. 9, 1927. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1818, Dec. 9, 1927. 

SPRING FEVER. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Oct. 22 ; 1927. Starring 
William Haines with Joan Crawford and George K. Arthur. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Scenarists, 
Albert Lewin and Frank Davis. Cameraman, Ira Morgan. Length, 6,705 feet. 

Theme: Light romantic comedy of golf player who gives up office job to excel on links Wins 

society girl and championship. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1344. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27; 489, Aug. 19; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; 1818, Dec. 9, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 956-C, Mar. 24, 1928. 

SQUARE CROOKS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, March 4, 1928. With John 
Mack Brown, Dorothy Dwan, Robert Armstrong and Dorothy Appleby. Director, Lew Seiler. Scenar- 
ist, Becky Gardiner. Cameraman, R. J. Bergquist. Length, 5,379 feet. 

Theme: Crook melodrama from play. Two young crooks decide to lead honest life, but one wavers 

and takes charge of jewelry sw ped by member of old gang. His pal returns this in, time to avert 
arrest. Both decide an honest life is the best and get jobs as chauffeurs, one marrying telephone 
operator of a big hotel. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1043. 

STAGE KISSES. Produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 2, 1927. 
With Kenneth Harlan and Helene Chadwick. Director, Albert Kelly. Adaptation and continuity, 
Dorothy Howell. Cameraman, Joseph Walker. Length, 5,435 feet. 

Theme: Modern melodrama. Scion of wealthy family marries a chorus girl and is disowned. Girl, 

hoping to get bookings, consults fprmer dancing partner and is compromised by him. Husband later 
forces dancer to confess that he framed girl, and this batters down last vestige of prejudice on part 
of boy’s family, and they are received into the family circle. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

STAND AND DELIVER. Produced by De Mille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Feb. 
19, 1928. Starring Rod La Rocque with Lupe Velez and Warner Oland. Director, Donald Crisp. 
Scenarist, Sada Cowan. Cameraman, David Abel. Length, 5,423 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Noted war ace, tiring of club life in London, joins the army of Greece 
solely for the thrill of capturing a notorious bandit. He first thwarts the bandit chief and saves the 
beautiful Greek girl and later effects the bandit’s capture and falls in love with the girl. 

Advertising: Insert. July 1, 1927; 315, Feb. 4; 611, Feb. 25; 1180-81. Apr. 14; 1324, Apr. 28, 1928. 

References: Reviewed issue April 7, 1928, page 1153. 

STARK LOVE. Produced by Karl Brown. Distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 17, 1927. Direc- 
tor, Karl Brown. Adaptation, Walter Woods. Cameraman, James Murray. Length, 6,200 feet. 

Theme: Drama of North Carolina Mountains people, who after having been isolated for generations 
have reverted to semi-savagery. From this environment one youth emerges with the woman he 
loves after many unpleasant adventures, born of the narrowness of the clan. 

References: Reviewed issue March 11, 1927, page 883. 

Advertising: Insert. May 13: insert, May 27; 81, July 15; 736-37, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 30, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 923, Sept. 23, 1927. 

STATE STREET SADIE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, August 25, 1928. 
Starring Conrad Nagel and Myrna Loy with William Russell and George Stone. Director, Archie 
Mayo. Scenarist, E. T. Lowe, Jr. Cameraman, Barney McGill. Length, 7,169 feet. 

Theme: Crook drama. Daughter of slain cop seeks revenge from gang. So does youth whose 
brother was forced into suicide. The two become involved in a net of intrigue, but the police finally 
nab the criminals through their connivance and the girl and man decide to be partners for life. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8, 1928, page 803. 

Advertising: Pages 173, July 21; 411, Aug. 11; 505, Aug. 18; 765, Sept. 8, 1928. 

STATION MASTER, THE. Produced by Sovkino. Distributed by Amkino Corp. Released, June 16, 
1928. Scenarist; V. K. Turkin and A. Opep. Cameraman, A. D. Golovnia. Length, 7,300 feet. 

Theme: Russian drama. Army officer takes daughter of station master and makes her his mis- 

tress. Her father goes to the officer, asking to take her home, but is refused. He dies from grief. 

References: Advertising: Page 2035, June 16, 1928. 

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. Produced by Jos. M. Schenck. Distributed by United Artists. Released, 
May 12, 1928. Starring Buster Keaton and Ernest Torrence. Director, Charles F. Reisner. Scenarist, 
Carl Harbaugh. Cameraman, Dev. Jennings and Bert Haines. Length, 6,400 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of business rivals who own steamboats — with son of one marrying daughter of 
other and settling the feud. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1704. 

Advertising: Insert, July 7, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 539, Aug. 18, 1928. 

STOP THAT MAN. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Mar. 11, 1928. With Barbara 
Kent, Arthur Lake, George Seigmann and Eddie Gribbon. Director, Nat Ross. Adaptor, Dick Smith. 
Continuity, Harry O.Hoyt. Cameraman, George Robinson. Length, 5,389 feet. 

Theme: Comedy of a young boy’s troubles when he poses in public with his brother’s police uni- 



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form to make a hit with his girl. Unwittingly he admits a crook into a house, which is later robbed. 
Brother is blamed and his badge is found in house. Young fellow, after a tussle with the crook, recov- 
ers money and everything turns out nicely. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1347. 

STORMY WATERS. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, June 1, 1928. Starring 
Eve Southern with Malcolm McGregor, Roy Stewart and Shirley Palmer. Director, Edgar Lewis. 
Scenarist, Harry Ditmar. Cameraman, E. O. Miller. Length, 5,735 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the sea. Two brothers are seafaring men, eldest being captain of boat and 

interested in saving younger brother from wiles of adventuress, who claims to be his wife. Later, 
she confesses during storm at sea that she has lied about marriage. Older brother put her adrift 
at sea in rowboat and brings boy to girl back home. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 23, 1928. 

STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 16, 1927. 
Star, Ted Wells. Director, William Wyler. Adaptation, William Lester. Cameraman, Milton Briden- 
becker. Length, 4,251 feet. 

Theme: Western drama in which two pals rush food to mine where every one is starving. One of 

them meets the mine owner’s daughter, and works with her in frustrating the plot of a gang of con- 
spirators scheming to defraud her father out of his property. 

References: Reviewed issue August 19, 1927, page 528. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

STRANGE CASE OF CAPT. RAMPER. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, July 
29, 1928. With Paul Wegener and Mary Johnson. Director, Max Reichmann. Scenarist, Curt J. 
Braun. Cameramen, Freidrich Weimann and Herbert Korner. Length, 7,534 feet. 

Theme: Drama of man lost in arctic who loses his mind in the iceland. He is caught and exhib- 
ited as a shy man-animal. Then a physician restores sanity. Disgusted with the world, he returns 
to the arctic wastes. 

References: Reviewed issue June 9, 1928, page 1969. 

Advertising: Insert, May 19; insert, May 26; 2004-5, June 16; 2089, June 23; 2168, June 30, 1928. 

STREET ANGEL. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, August 19, 1928. With 
Janet Gayhor and Charles Farrell. Director, Frank Borzage. Scenarist, Marion Orth. Cameraman, 
Ernest Palmer. Length, 9,221 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Adaptation of play, “Lady Cristilinda.” Neapolitan girl is rearrested on 

old charge and forced to leave her lover on eve of their wedding. She having disappeared, he be- 
comes a failure and when girl is released and searches for him, he thinks she has gone to the bbd. 
He realizes his error and once again they become happy lovers. 

References: Reviewed issue July 28, 1928, page 289. 

Exploitation: Page 618, Aug. 25, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 214, July 21, 1928. 

STREET OF SIN, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, May 26, 1928. Starring 
Emil Jannings with Fay Wray and Olga Baclanova. Director, Mauritz Stiller. Scenarist, Chandler 
Sprague. Cameraman, Bert Glennon. Length, 6,218 feet. 

Theme: Drama of London Limehouse. Leader of gang saves Salvation lass from insult by neighbor- 

hood hoodlums and is swayed by her goodness. He reforms, which makes his former girl angry, and 
she tips off his whereabouts to police, who want him on old charge. He is killed in a gun battle, 
and the two girls become good friends. 

References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1905. 

Advertising: Pages 736-37, Sept. 9; insert. Sept. 16; insert, Sept. 30; 1528, Nov. 18; 1858, Dec. 16; 
1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Jan. 7; insert, Jan. 21; insert, Feb. 4; 
insert, also 411, Feb. 11; insert, Feb. 18; 761, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 1519, May 12; 1613, May 19; 
1731, May 26; 1927, June 9; 1991, June 16; 246. July 28, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 42, July 7, 1928. 

STREETS OF ALGIERS. Produced by Ufa Corp. Distributed by Ufa Eastern Div. Dist. Released, 
May 1, 1928. Starring Camilla Horn with Jean Bradin. Director, Dr. W. IIoffman-Harnisch. Length, 
6,603 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Girl is rescued from owner of a dive by his mistress. It later develops that 

latter is girl’s mother. 

References: Advertising: Page 891, Mar. 17, 1928. 

STREETS OF SHANGHAI. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Dec. 15, 1927. 
With Pauline Starke and Kenneth Harlan. Director, Louis J. Gasnier. Scenarist, John F. Natteford. 
Cameraman, Max Dupont. Length, 5,276 feet. 

Theme: Oriental melodrama. American girl teacher at the mission engenders displeasure of a 
powerful Chinese vice overlord for saving a pupil from his clutches. She is aided by marine whom 
she loves in frustrating Chinaman’s designs, but another woman injects herself into it and almost 
ruins love affair. This is finally straightened out and missionary weds the marine. 

Reference: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 751. 

Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; 180, Jan. 21; insert, June 23, 1928. 

STRONGER WILL, THE. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, Feb. 20, 
1928. Starring Percy Marmont with Rita Carewe. Director, Bernard McEveety. Scenarist, Adrian 
Johnson. Cameraman, Art Reeves. Length, 6,600 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Breaking her engagement when he tells her to postpone wedding as he is 

leaving for Mexico, girl later finds trip was due to her father’s financial troubles, so she marries 
hero. Reserving her love, she tries to learn his plans to ruin him, but he misleads her and she, real- 
izing extent of his love, becomes a devoted helpmate. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1927. 

STUDENT PRINCE IN OLD HEIDELBERG, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro- Gold wyn- 
Mayer. Released, Jan. 30, 1928. Starring Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer. Director, Ernst 
Lubitsch. Adaptor, Hans Kraly. Cameraman, John Mescall. Length, 9,435 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Young prince attending Heidelberg falls in love with pretty barmaid, 

but when king suddenly dies he has to return home. Through state demands he is forced into a 
loveless marriage with princess of another country, and lovers are forced to sacrifice their great love. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1111. 



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Advertising: Insert, June 5; insert, July 17; insert, Aug. 14, 1926; 111, Jan. 14; insert, May 27; front 

cover, July 1; front cover, Nov. 18; front cover, Nov. 25; front cover, Dec. 9; insert, Dec. 16; front 

cover, Dec. 23; 2001, Dec. 30; front cover, also 2064, Dec. 31, 1927 ; 9, Jan. 7; front cover, Jan. 14; front 
cover, also 174, Jan. 21; front cover, Jan. 28; front cover, Feb. 4; front cover, also insert, Feb. 11; 
489, Feb. 18; front cover, Feb. 25; insert. Mar. 3; insert, Mar. 10; front cover. Mar. 24; front cover, 
also insert, Mar. 31; 1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 814, Mar. 10; 1033, Mar. 31; 1338, Apr. 28; 1582, May 12; 2028, June 16, 1928. 

Window Displays: Pages 2088, Dec. 31, 1927; 1854, June 2, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 634, Feb. 25, 1928. 

SUNSET LEGION, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, April 21, 1928. Starring 
Fred Thomson with Edna Murphy. Directors, Lloyd Ingraham and Alfred L. Werker. Scenarist, 
Frank M. Clifton. Length, 6,763 feet. 

Theme: Cowboy drama. Captain of rangers assumes disguise of a loafer to “get the goods” on a 
gang of outlaws. While maneuvering with enemy, he meets and falls for a girl. She, however, thinks 
he’s a ne’er-do-well. He annihilates bandit gang and saves her father’s life. Revealing himself in 
his true light, she weds him. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 29, 1928, page 993. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

SURRENDER. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, March 4, 1928. Starring Mary 
Philbin and Ivan Mosjukine with Otto Matiesen and Nigel De Brulier. Director, Edward Sloman. 
Scenarist, Charles Kenyon. Cameraman, Gilbert Warrenton. Length, 8,249 feet. 

Theme: Drama adapted from Alexandre Brody’s play, “Lea Lyon.” The happenings in town near 

Russian border during war. Russian general whose troops occupy town orders daughter of village 
Rabbi to submit to his whims. To avoid torture of her kinsfolk which he threatens she goes to 
him, but his better nature is aroused. When war is over he comes back to her and they are happy. 

References: Reviewed issue Mar. 10, 1928, page 825. 

Advertising: Pages 798, Sept. 4. 1926; insert. May 13; 2590-91, July 1; 248, July 29, 1927. 

SWEET SIXTEEN. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, August, 1928. 
Starring Gertrude Olmstead and Helen F'oster with Gladden James, Lydia Yeomans Titus, and Rep- 
nald Sheffield. Director, Scott Pembroke. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Walter Griffin. 
Length, 5,991 feet. 

Theme: Drama of modern youth. Young sister becomes prey of rounder and refuses to listen to 

repeated warnings against him. Caught in a raid on a night club, she escapes and older sister takes 
blame. Later in man’s apartment, older sister again saves younger, at loss of her own sweetheart. 
This is finally straightened out and young girl decides to live a less hectic life. 

SWIFT SHADOW, THE. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures. Released, Dec. 11, 1927. 

Star, Ranger (dog). Director, Jerome Storm. Scenarist, Ethel Hill. Cameraman, Robert de Grasse. 
Length, 4,892 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of dog whose hate for his murderous master leads him to kill him, when he 

threatens the life of a boy who had taught him the meaning of kindness. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1927, page 1971. 

SWIM, GIRL, SWIM. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 17. 1927. Starring 
Bebe Daniels with Gertrude F.derle, Janies Hall and Josephine Dunn. Director, Clarence Badger. 
Scenarist, Lloyd Corrigan. Cameraman, J. Roy Hunt. Length, 6,124 feet. 

Theme: College comedy. Girl enters channel swim and is pulled out of the water when it is 
found she cannot swim. She hires a swimming instructor, then enters big intercollegiate meet to 
capture first place for her alma mater. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1927, page 861. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, May 27; 80, July 15; 418, Aug. 12; insert, Sept. 16; 885, Sept. 
23; 1293, Oct. 28, 1927; 760, Mar. 10, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1258, Oct. 21; 1496, Nov. 11, 1927. 



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TARTUFFE, THE HYPOCRITE. Produced by Ufa Prod. Distributed by Ufa Eastern Div. Distrib- 
uting, Inc. Released, April 1, 1928. Starring Emil Jannings with Lil Dagover. Director, F. W. Mur- 
nau. Scenarist, Carl Mayer. Cameraman, Carl Freund. Length, 6,680 feet. 

Theme: Psychological study of actor determined to save his grandfather from clutches of ambi- 

tious nurse. He plays character of hypocrite to accomplish his aim. 

References: Reviewed issue August 5, 1927, page 397. 

Advertising: Page 891, Mar. 17, 1928. 

TEA FOR THREE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Dec. 10, 1927. 
With Lew Cody, Aileen Pringle and Owen Moore. Director, Robert Z. Leonard. Adaptation, F. Hugh 
Herbert. Cameraman, Andrew Barlatier. Length, 6,273 feet. 

Theme: Domestic comedy-drama of triangle with wife curing her husband of being jealous by 

pretending to be involved with other man. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1927, page 1502. 

Exploitation: Page 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

TELLING THE WORLD. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, June 30, 
1928. Starring William Haines with Anita Page and Polly Moran. Director, Sam Wood. Scenarist, 
Raymond L. Schrock. Length, 7,184 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama in which young newspaper reporter falls in love with actress, follows her 
show to China, and when she is falsely accused of murder and about to be beheaded, flashes a mes- 
sage which results in a rescue party arriving from the United States just in time to save her. 

References: Reviewed issue July 21, 1928, page 220. 

Advertising: Front cover, Apr. 28; insert. May 5; 1547, May 12; insert, June 2; front cover, June 
9; 2151, June 30; front cover, July 7; front cover, July. 28; insert, Aug. 4, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 2189, June 30; 213, July 21; 470, Aug. 18; 617, Aug. 25, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 627, Aug. 25, 1928. 

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Chester Conklin and George Bancroft with Jack Luden and Doris Hill. Director, Gregory La Cava. 
Scenarists, Percy Heath and Kerry Clarke. Cameraman, H. Kinley Martin. Length, 6,006 feet. 

Theme: Railroad comedy of two rival engineers, one piloting the road’s best locomotive, and the 

other a derelict. The former falls in love with his rival’s daughter, who in turn loves son of road’s 
president. The young couple elope, and engineer gives up suit to aid girl’s father in preventing 
president from halting marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1927, page 1344. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 13; insert, May 27; 81, July 15; 736-37, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 
1292, Oct. 28; 1368, Nov. 4; 1528, Nov 18; insert, Dec. 20, 1927. 

TEMPEST. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Distributed by United Artists. Released, August 11, 
1928. Starring John Barrymore with Camilla Horn and Louis Wolheim. Director, Sam Taylor. 
Scenarist, C. Gardner Sullivan. Cameraman, Charles Rosher. Length, 9,300 feet. 

Theme: Romance of Russia. Peasant soldier becomes officer in Russian army before the revolution 

and loves a princess. Although drawn to him, she resents the amorous tendencies of the commoner. 
During revolution, conditions are reversed. Erstwhile commoner is important official and he saves 
the ex-princess from execution and makes her his wife. 

References: Reviewed issue June 16, 1928, page 2037. 

Advertising: Insert, July 15, 1927; insert, July 7, 1928. 

TEMPTATIONS OF A SHOP GIRL. Produced by Chadwick Piet. Distribution by First Division. 
Released, November 1, 1927. Starring Betty Compson with Pauline Garon and Raymond Glenn. 
Director, Tom Terriss. Scenarist, L. V. Jefferson. Cameraman, Ted Tetzloff. Length, 5,700 feet. 

Theme: Modern melodrama. Two sisters are sales- girls in department store. One is loved by 

owner’s son. Younger becomes m : xed up with bad company and is saved by older sister, who takes 
her place in jail, and is released on suspended sentence. She tips off police, who capture gang. 
She and her lover marry. 

References: Advertising: Page 1151, Sept. 25, 1926. 

TENTH AVENUE. Produced by DeMille Studio Production. Distributed by Pathe. Released, August 
6, 1928. Starring Phyllis Haver with Victor Varconi and Joseph Schildkraut. Director, William C 
DeMille. Scenarist, Douglas Doty. Cameraman, David Abel. Length, 6,370 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the city tenements from play of same name. Girl is in danger of ejection 

from boarding house because of non-payment of rent. One of the roomers murders another to get the 
money and a third is wrongfully accused. Real assassin is forced to confess by girl and is killed 
trying to make a getaway. Other roomer and girl wed. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1752, May 26; 2077, June 23; 21, July 7; insert, July 21; 251, July 

28; 448-49, Aug. 11, 1928. 

TERROR MOUNTAIN. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, Aug. 19, 1928. Starring Tom 
Tyler with Jane Reid and A1 Ferguson. Director, Louis King. Continuity, Frank Howard Clark. 
Cameraman, Nick Musuraca. Length, 4,884 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Cowboy becomes interested in little pal’s troubles and goes to ranch 

with him. There he finds gang of crooks harassing boy’s sister, eager to obtain money hidden in 
shack. They get this. Cowboy whips outlaws in a fist battle, returns money to the girl and leaves 
for home with promise that girl and her brother will join him later. 

TEXAS STEER, A. Produced by Sam Rork. Distributed by First National. Released, Dec. 4, 1927. 
Starring Will Rogers with Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Ann Rork and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. 
Director, Richard Wallace. Scenarist, Paul Schofield. Cameraman, Jack Mackenzie. Length, 7;419 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy adapted from play by Charles H. Hoyt. A Texan rancher elected to Congress 

by his State to put through an Important water project measure, becomes involved in a complicated 
series of events when opponents of the bill use persuasion, blackmail and kidnapping to defeat him. 
He escapes in time and outwits his enemies in getting across the bill. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1927, page 1554. 

Advertising: One page insert, June 3; insert, June 17; insert, Aug. 19; insert, Nov. 18; 1624, Nov. 
25; 1694, Dec. 2; 1800, Dec. 9; 1882, Dec. 16; 1944, Dec. 23; 2009-10, Dec. 30, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 1571, Nov. 18; 1927; 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 443, Feb. 11, 1928. 

Window Displays: Page 272, Jan. 28, 1928. 

TEXAS TORNADO. Produced and distributed by F B O Pictures. Released, June 24, 1928. Starring 
Tom Tyler with Frankie Darro and Nora Lane. Director and scenarist, Frank Howard Clark. Length, 
4,793 feet. 

Theme: Western. His oil property threatened by a rascally rancher, a land owner is shot by the 

rancher and a youth is blamed. The latter escapes arrest and rescues the small son of the land 
owner and captures the rancher, thus winning the hand of the land owner’s daughter. 

THANKS FOR THE BUGGY RIDE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Apr. 1, 1928. 
Starring Laura La Plante with Glenn Tryon. Director, William Seiter. Adaptation and continuity, 
Beatrice Van. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 6,179 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of young couple’s efforts to market a song. The girl hoodwinks the music 

publisher, who dislikes her because of a previous encounter during which she slapped him, and, by 
dressing as a negress, puts the song over with a bang at a house party. She and her boy friend 
get a fat check for the ditty. 

Reference: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-B. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 956-B, Mar. 24; 1781, May 26; 1963, June 9, 1928. 

THAT CERTAIN THING. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Jan. 1, 1928. Starring 
Viola Dana with Ralph Graves. Director, Frank Capra. Adaptor, Elmer Harris. Cameraman, Josepn 
Walker. Length, 6,047 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama of a tenement girl who weds a rich man’s son but the rich man cuts off 
her husband without a cent. They get an idea to enter the restaurant business and so good are the 
young wife’s sandwiches that the father buys their business at a handsome figure and presents them 
with a wedding check into the bargain. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 823. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927 ; 485, Feb. 18, 1928. 

THAT’S MY DADDY. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Feb. 5, 1928. Starring 



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Reginald Denny with Barbara Kent, Lillian Rich, Tom O’Brien. Director, Fred Newmeyer. Scenarist, 
Earle Snell. Adaptor, Faith Thomas. Cameraman, Arthur Todd. Length, 6,073 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy. Rich young man is trapped into engagement with society girl he does 
not love. Iii the meantime, in carrying out a bluff, he has adopted a little girl and fallen in love 
with her nurse. On day of his wedding to society girl, youngster rushes in and calls him “Daddy.*' 
H's fiancee calls off wedding and he marries nurse 

References: Exploitation: Pages 1266, 'Apr. 21; 2028, June 16, 1928. 

THEIR HOUR. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, March 1. 1928. With Dorothy 
Sebastiati and John Harron. Director, A1 Raboch. Scenarist, Albert Shelby LeVino. Cameraman, 
Faxon Dean. Length, 5,652 feet. 

Theme: Modem romance. Stenographer is in love with shipping clerk but suffers f**om .iealausy 

when her wealthy cousin tries to break up the pair. He succumbs temporally to lather’s wiles, but 
is saved from making a fool of himself in time to return to his stenographer sweetheart and plead 
with her for forgiveness. Believing him sincere, she forgives and they marry. 

References'. Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

THIEF IN THE DARK, A. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, May 20, 1928. With Geo. 
Meeker, Marjorie Beebe, Doris Hill. Director, Albert Ray. Scenarist, C. Graham Baker. Camera- 
man, Arthur Edeson. Length, 5,937 feet. 

Theme: Crcok melodrama. Young crook reforms when he meets grand-daughter of man, whom 

leader of crooks had murdered in quest of his jewels. Trying to help the girl, he is captured by the 
crook leader, who fmds gems, but is killed by gun arranged to fire when jewel case is opened. The 
ex-crook and the girl wed. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1788. 

THIRTEENTH HOUR, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released. Nov. 26, 

1927. With Lionel Barrymore and Jacqueline Gad«don. Director. Chester M. Franklin. Scenarists, 
Ed. T. Lowe, Jr., and Chester M. Franklin. Cameraman, Max Fabian. Length, 5,2S2 feet. 

Theme: Mystery drama. Detective, injured by henchman of master criminal, falls in love with 

criminal's secretary when she calls to make amends. She tells detecfve about her master and, when 
she is held captive, the detective rescues her, his dog causing the death of the criminal. The 
detective and girl marry. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 27, 1927; front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18; 1547, May 12; 

insert, June 2, 1928. 

THIRTEENTH JUROR, THE. Produced and distributed by Unive-sal Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 
13, 1927. Starring Anna Q Nilsson and Francis X. Bukhman. Director, Edward Laemmle. Adapta- 
tion, Charles A. Logue. Cameraman, Ben Reynolds. Length, 5,598 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Innocent man is accused of murder, and lawyer, who did the killing, is his 

friend and secretly in love with the wife of the accused. When court defense fails, the lawyer con* 
fesses, eventually proving the killing was an accident. 

References'. Reviewed issue Dec. 9. 1927, page 1825. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 248, July 29; front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

THIRTEEN WASHINGTON SQUARE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, April 8, 

1928. With Tean Hersholt, Alice Joyce, George Lewis, Zasu Pitts. Director, Melville Brown. Adaptor, 
Harry O. Hoyt. Cameraman, John Stumar. Length, 6,274 feet. 

Theme: Mystery-drama from play by Le Roy Scott. The attempt of a master crook to help an 

aunt frustrate the elopemenl of her niece, turns into an effort of the crook to rob the aunt. The 
girl and her sweetheart in fo ling the thief, clear up many mysterious happenings and secure a belated 
approval of their desire to wed. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 4, 1928, page 380- A. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927; 249, Jan. 28, 1928. 

THREE MILES UP. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Sept. 4, 1927. 
Starring A1 Wilson. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Adaptation, Carl Krusada. Cameraman, William 
Adams. Length, 4,136 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Aviator, former crook, tries to go straight and succeeds though former asso- 
ciates make it difficult through forcing him to do one more “job." 

References: Reviewed issue June 10, 1927, page 2295. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

THREE-RING MARRIAGE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released June 10, 1928. 
With Lloyd Hughes and Mary Astor. Director, Marshall Neilan. Scenarist, Harvey Thew. Cam- 
eraman, David Kesson. Length, 5,834 feet. 

Theme: Romance. Employee of ranchman falls in love with rancher’s daughter and is discharged. 

Joins circus and is followed by girl. Manager of circus brings misunderstandings into their romance, 
which are finally straightened out by the midget of the circus and his wife. 

References: Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert June 17, 1927; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16, 1928. 

THREE SINNERS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, April 14, 1928. Starring Pola 
Negri with Warner Baxter, Tullio Carminati and Olga Baclanova. Director, Rowland V. Lee. Adapta- 
tion, Doris Anderson and Jean de Limuir. Cameraman, Victor Millner. Length, 7,092 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Misunderstood wife d : sappears and three years later is known in Paris 

as hostess at fashionable gaming club. She is loved by young American millionaire but his suit is 
interrupted by the husband, who wants her to return. After bitter quarrel, she leaves latter’s apart- 
ment to join her American lover and leave for United States. 

References: Rev'ewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1346. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Mar. 10: 1237, Apr. 21; 1613, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

THRILL SEEKERS, THE. Produced by H. V. Prod. Distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, Sept. 
1927. Starring Jimmie Fulton with Ruth Clifford, Gloria Grey, Sally Long. Lee Moran. Director, Harry 
Revier. Scenarist, Mabel Carroll. Cameraman, Jerry Fairbanks. Length, 5,275 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. A young lumberjack comes to the big city and aids a lady in distress. His 
enemy later k dnaps both him and the girl, but the lumberjack succeeds in getting aboard the launch 
on which she is kept captive with the result that the girl is set free, the villain overpowered and 
romance developed between the man and girl. 

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Ted Wells with Charlotte Stevens .nd Pee Wee Holmes. Director, William Wyler. Scenarist, Carl 
Krusada. Cameraman, Milton Bridenbecker. Length, 4,353 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama in which daughter of wealthy former ranch owner visits her dad's old 
partner. Foreman and a crooked gambler fall in love with her. Gambler tries to abduct her at 
masquerade party at the ranch. Foreman realizes her plight, starts in pursuit, and turns his rival 
over to the sheriff. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

TIGRESS, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Released, Oct. 21, 1927. Starring Tack 
Holt with Dorothy Revier. Director, George B. Seitz. Scenarist, Harold Shumate. Cameraman, 
Joseph Walker. Length, 5,357 feet. 

Theme: Drama of a gypsy girl who is rescued by an English earl when she is found hurt in the 
forest. Ho nurses her back to health but her love turns to hate for him when she is told he is the 
murderer of her father. Having vowed to kill him she finds she cannot do so because of love. 

References: Reviewed issue Mar. 10, 1928, page 895. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15; 1793, Dec. 9, 1927. 

TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released, March 3, 1928. With W. C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Louise Fazenda. Director, Edward 
Sutherland. Scenarists, Monte Brice and Keene Thompson. Cameramen, Charles Boyle and William 
Wheeler. Length, 5,733 feet. 

Theme: Comedy romance of the big tops. Small town girl joins circus and is wooed by owner and 
his ringmaster. The entourage goes to Europe during World War and is captured by the Germans, 
the rivals being conscripted into German Army. When Armistice is signed, circus owner and girl find 
themselves in each other's arms. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 29, 1928, page 994. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert, July 22; 736*37, Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; insert, Sept. 30; 1530-31, 

Nov. 18; 1857, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30; insert, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Jan. 7; insert, Jan. 
21; insert, Feb. 4; insert, also 411, Feb. 11; twot page insert, Feb. 18; 601, Feb. 25; 760, Mar. 10; 1070, 
Apr. 7; 2062, June 23, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 956- B, Mar. 24; 1266, Apr. 21, 1928. 

TOMMY ATKINS.. Produced by British International Piet., Inc. Distributed by World Wide Pictures. 
Starring Lillian Hall-Davis with Henry Victor and Walter Byron. Director, Norman Walker. 
Scenarists, Ian Hay and Eliot Stannard. Cameraman, Rene Guissert and Claude Prese-Greene. 
Length, 6,910 feet. 

Theme: Society and adventure drama of English society and war in Egypt. Believing his sweet- 
heart loves his best friend, hero enlists and is sent to Egypt where he is sole survivor in the fort 
after terrific battle with tribesmen. "During battle, his friend learning of his sacrifice, is himself killed 
and hero gets girl and Earldom. 

TRACY THE OUTLAW. Pioduced by Foto Art Prod., Inc. Distributed by New-Cal Film Corp. 
Released, March, 1928. Starring Jack Hoey. Director, O. B. Thayer. Length, 6,400 feet. 

Theme: Western. Tracy was one of West's bad men when it was young. Marked with stigma of 

crime, he is everywhere sought as a dangerous man and forced to flee from state to state hunted by 
posses. There are brief spans of happiness, broken, by pursuit. Finally he is cornered, and with one 
cartridge left, he turns it on himself. 

References: Reviewed issue Mar. 31, 1928, page 1041. 

TRAGEDY OF YOUTH, THE. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Jan. 15, 1928. 
With Patsy Ruth Miller, Warner Baxter, Buster Collier. Director, George Archainbuad. Scenarist, 
Olga Printzlau. Cameraman, Faxon Dean. Length, 6,361 feet. 

Theme: Drama in which the young married couple is disillusioned shortly after the ceremony when 
the husband pursues his bowling and the wife falls in love with his friend, who eventually wins her 
away from the neglectful husband. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1042. 

Advertising: Insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; inside front cover, Feb. 18; insert, June 23, 1928. 

TRAILIN' BACK. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, March, 1928. Starring 
Buddy Roosevelt. Director and scenarist, J. P. McGowan. Cameraman, Bob Cline. Length, 4,308 feet. 

Theme: Western. Story tells of a young sheriff’s exploit in following his hunches, by means of 
which he captures a desperate criminal who, after shooting her father, endeavors to kidnap his girl. 

TRAIL OF COURAGE, THE. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Released, July 8, 1928. Starring 
Bob Steele with Marjorie Bonner and Tom Lingham. Director, Wallace Fox. Cameraman, Roy 
Eslick. Length, 4,758 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Young cowboy loses his job when he puts more time in making love 

to rancher's daughter than he does in punching cows. Later he saves rancher from being robbed by 
pair of desperadoes and in so doing is slightly injured. Young couple are re-united and boy goes back 
to work for the father — as his son-in-law. 

TRAIL RIDERS. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, April, 1928. Starring 
Buddy Roosevelt. Director and scenarist, J. P. McGowan. Cameraman, Bob Cline. Length, 4,627 feet. 

Theme: Western drama in which adjacent ranch owners become involved in a question of water 

rights. The newcomers, headed by girl, are induced by an unscrupulous cattle rustler to enter upon 
a deal which they do not know is crooked. The rustler is shown up by young rancher as the stolen 
cattle are returned. Girl and rancher realize they are in love. 

TRICK OF HEARTS, A. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, March 18, 1928. Starring 
Hoot Gibson with Georgia Hale and Heinie Conklin. Director, Reaves Eason. Adaptor, Arthur Statter. 
Cameraman, Harry Neuman. Length, 5,495 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama from play by Henry Irving Dodge. Women of Western town elect 

feminine sheriff, whose Miece is loved by Ben Tully. In order to get jobs back for men, he stages 
number of fake holdups to terrify woman. Notorious crook enters plot and 1 carries off girl before hero 
learns identity. He gives chase and saves girl, freeing other captives of bandit's gang. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

TURKISH DELIGHT. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Nov. 
11, 1927. With Rudolph Schildkraut, Julia Faye, Kenneth Thompson and May Robson. Director, Paul 
Sloane. Scenarist, Albert Shelby LeVino. Length, 5,397 feet. 



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Theme: Comedy of a rug dealer who suddenly becomes sultan. His subjects revolt against him, 
forcing him to flee. Although he hates women, he weds a Turkish girl and returns with her to 
New York. His niece marries an American business, man. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1620-21, May 6; 1896-97, May 20, 1927. 

TURN BACK THE HOURS. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, 
July. 1928. Starring Myrna Loy and Walter Pidgeon with Sam Hardy, Sheldon Lewis, Joseph 
Swickard. Directory Howard Bretherton. Scenarist, Jack Jungmeyer. Cameraman, Norbert Brodin. 
Length, 5,301 feet. 

Theme: Drama of love and fighting on a Caribbean isle. Nursed back to health by young girl, a 

discharged naval officer proves a coward when she needs help most. Her father, hounded by a band 
of crooks and her safety threatened, the hero awakens to her danger and courageously fights the 
bandits until aid comes from the U. S. Navy. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2257, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927; inside front cover, Mar. 17, 1928. 

TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS. Produced by Howard Hughes rnd John W. Considine, Jr. Distributed 
by United Artists. Released. Sept. 23. 1927. Starring William Boyd with Mary Astor and Louis 
Wolheim. Director. Lewis Milestone. Scenarists. James T. O’Donohue and Wallace^Smith. Camera- 
men. Anthony Gaudio and Joseph August. Length, 7,850 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy. Two Amercan daughbovs, who will fight each other at a moment’s 

notice but are allies in a common scrap, fall in love with pretty Turkish girl they meet on a Greek 
tramp steamer. They finally extricate themselves from a series of difficulties, and the youi»ger wins 
the hand of the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1927, page 1444. • 

Advertising: Insert, July 15; 1038-39. Oct. 7; 1383, Nov. 4; 1618, Nov. 25, 1927. 

Exploitation: Pages 2088, Dec. 31. 1927: 273. Tan. 28. 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1638, Nov. 25, 1927; 440, Feb. 11, 1928. 

TWO FLAMING YOUTHS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released. Dec. 17, 1927. Star- 
ring W. C. Fields and Chester Conklin with Mary Brian and Jack Luden. Director, John Waters. 
Scenarists, Percy Heath and Donald Davis. Cameraman, H. Kinley Martin. Length, 5,319 feet. 

Theme: Comedly. Proprietor of defunct circus reaches small town and falls in love with hotel pro- 

prietress, who is also loved bv sheriff. The latter would run circus owner out of town for failing to 
pay bills. Both are after $1,500 with which to lift widow’s mortgage and wed her. Each succeeds in 
getting roll and on racing back to her find she has married the money lender. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 75. 

Advertising: Pages 1528, Nov. 18; insert, Dec. 30, 1927. 

TWO GIRLS WANTED. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corn. Released. Sept. 11, 1927. 
Starring Janet Gaynor with Glenn Tryon, Alyce Mills, Ben Bard and William Tooker. Director, 

Alfred E. Green. Scenarist, Seton I. Miller. Cameraman, Geo. Schneiderman. Length, 6,293 feet. 

Theme: From play. City life drama of two girls trying to gain a foothold in a large city. They 

finally answer an ad for two girls wanted, a maid and a cook, and in their new berth, the younger 
girl finds the man necessary to her future happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1927, page 1113. 

Advertising: One page insert. May 20; 92. July 15; 172. Ju’y 22; 261, Tuly 29; 326, Aug. 5; two page 

insert, Aug. 19; 559, Aug. 26; 624, Sept. 2; 743, Sept. 9; 818, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 967, Sept. 30, 1927. 



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UNDER THE BLACK EAGLE. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, 
March 24, 1928. With Ralph Forbes and Marceline Day. Director, W. S. Van Dyke. Scenarist, 
Bradley King. Cameraman, Henry Sartov. Length. 5.901 feet. 

Theme: War story of love between a man and his dog. Man goes to war leaving dog behind and 
they are not united) again until dog finds his master wounded. Man witnesses death of comrade by a 
machine gun, and in a frenzy rushes out to bomb nest. Dog, trying to save him, is also wounded. 
They recover and boy returns to his painting and his girl. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928. page 1705. 

Advertising: Pages 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927; insert, Mar. 10, 1928. 

UNDER THE TONTO RIM. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Feb. 4, 1928. With 
Richard Arlen and Mary Brian. Director, Herman C. Raymaker. Scenarist, J. Walter Ruben. 
Cameraman, C. Edgar Schoenbaum. Length. 5,991 feet. 

Theme: Western action drama. His father slain by gambler, young westerner meets the killer 

years later when he is endeavoring) to steal his claim. The villain has the keeper of the government 
records under his control, and points suspicion towards him. The hero eventually learns the identity 
of the villain and, after forming vigilantes, defeats both him and his gang. 

References: Reviewed issue April 23, 1928, page 1348. 

UNDERWORLD. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 29, 1927. With Clive Brook, 
Evelyn Brent, George Bancroft and Larry Semon. Director, Joseph Von Sternberg. Adaptation, 
Charles Furthman. Scenarist, Robert N. Lee. Cameraman. Bert Glennon. Length, 7,643 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Bull Weed, king of underworld, following daring bank robbery, is sent to 

prison. His plans for jail delivery fail, but he escapes by throttling guard, when he thinks pal, whom 
be befriended, is trying to steal his girl. Cornered in tenement, Bull is killed by police, after he has 
learned that pal had not tried to double cross him. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1927, page 784. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; insert. May 27; 81, Tuly 15; insert, July 22; 246, July 29; 418, Aug. 

12; 568, Aug. 26; 735-36, 738, Sept. 9; 885, 892, Sent. 23; insert, Sept. 30; 1537. 1151, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 
21; 1292-93, Oct. 28: 1368. Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 18; 1608, Nov. 25; 1855, Dec. 16: 1930, Dec. 23: insert, 
Dec. 30, 1927; 411, Feb. 11; 760, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; insert, May 5; insert, May 12; insert, May 26; 
1927, June 9, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 1335, Oct. 28; 1819, Dec. 9; 2028, Dei. 30, 1927. 

UNITED STATES SMITH. Produced by Gotham Prod. Distributed by Lumas Film Corp. Released, 
July, 1928. Starring Eddie Gribbon and Lila Lee with Mickey Bennett and Kenneth Harlen. Direc- 
tor, Joseph Henabery. Scenarist, Louis Stevens. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 7,022 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama in which rived champions of different branches of the service are also rivals 

for the hand of the girl. The waif who becomes mascot of the marines saves the honor pf the 
champion when the latter is induced to “sell out’’ to give the youth an education. 



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References: Reviewed issue June 16. 1928. page 2037. 

Advertising: Pages 2256, June 10; 163, July 22, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 279, July 28, 1928. 

UPLAND RIDER, THE. Produced by Charles Rogers. Distributed by First National. Released, 
June 3, 1928. Starring Ken Maynard. Director, Albert Rogell. Scenarist, Marion Jackson. Camera- 
man, Ted McCord. Length, 5,731 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Breeder of broncs is out to win the relay horse racing contest, the winner 
of which is promised a contract with the government.. Thoroughbred owner plans to win race through 
treachery. Young cowboy riding the bronc entry, however, brings the horse to victory. He proves 
superiority of broncs over the thoroughbreds and wins the daughter of his boss. 

References: Reviewed issue May 19, 1928, page 1705. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16, 1928. 



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VALLEY OF HUNTED MEN, THE. Produced by Action Piet., Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Re- 
leased, Feb. 19, 1928. Starring Buffalo Bill, Jr. Director, Richard Thorpe. Scenarist, Frank L. 
Inghram. Cameraman, Ray Reis. Length, 4,520 feet. 

Theme: Western. U. S. revenue man captures gang of outlaws and smugglers, and wins girl at 

same time. 

Referenced: Reviewed issue March 3, 1928, page 752. 

VALLEY OF THE GIANTS. Produced by Wid Gunning. Distributed by First National. Released, 
Dec. 11, 1927. Starring Milton Sills with Doris Kenyon, Arthur Stone, Paul Hurst and George 
Fawcett. Director, Charles J. Brabin. Scenarist, L. G. Rigby. Cameraman, T. D. McCord. Length, 
6,336 feet. 

Theme: Backwoods drama in which son of one lumber baron successfully carries on a bitter feud 

with another powerful lumber king. The young man finally triumphs in his ambition to put a railroad 
through that will help him get his logs to the mills, in the meantime falling in love with the rival 
lumberman’s daughter. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1944, Dec. 23; 2009, 2011, Dec. 30, 1927; 686, Mar. 3, 1928. 

VAMPING VENUS. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, May 13, 1928. With Charles 
Murray, Thelma Todd, Louize Fazendi. Director, Eddie Cline. Scenarist, Bernard McConville. 
Cameraman, Dev. Jennings. Length, 6,021 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Burlesque on ancient Greek mythology. Irish politician, knocked on the head, 

dreams he is back in ancient Greece. He has many adventures among the Hellenites and gains con- 
trol of the country after introducing modem machinery. He finally awakens from his glorious daze 
to find it all a dream. 

References: Advertising: Pages 941, Mar. 24; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16, 1928. 

VANISHING PIONEER, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, June 23, 1928. 
Starring Jack Holt with William Powell, Fred Kohler, Sally Bland, Guy Oliver. Director, John 
Waters. Scenarist, J. Walter Ruben. Cameraman, C. Edgar Schoenbaum. Length, 5,834 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Western town is threatened with the loss of their water supply through 
the encroachments of nearby city-folk. They are led to defend their rights by leading townsman and 
rout the trouble makers. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 29, 1928, page 993. 

Advertising: Pages 1237, Apr. 21; 1614, May 19; 1731, May 26, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 469, Aug. 11, 1928. 

VERY CONFIDENTIAL. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Nov. 6, 1927. With 
Madge Bellamy. Director, James Tinling. Scenarist, Randall H. Faye. Cameraman, Joseph August. 
Length, 5,620 feet. 

Theme: Romantic comedy dealing with adventures of clothes model masquerading as a celebrated 
sportsman at a fashionable resort. She realizes her ambition to marry a dashing young millionaire. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1902. 

Advertising: Pages 559, Aug. 26; 743, Sept. 9; 819, Sept. 16; 895, Sept. 23; 1146, Oct. 14; 1217, Oct. 

21: 1303. Oct. 28; 4 page insert, Nov. 4; insert, Nov. 25; insert, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

VIRGIN LIPS. Produced and distributed by Columbia Piet. Released, July 25, 1928. Starring Olive 
Borden and John Boles with Marshall Ruth, Arline Pretty, Richard Alexander. Director, Elmer Clif- 
ton. Cameraman, Joe Walker. Length, 6,048 feet. 

Theme: Drama of the predicaments of American flier, captured by bandit chief. He falls in love 

with an American girl and does his best to protect her from bandit. He gets word to the militia by 

a ruse and when help has arrived the bandit is captured and he is at liberty to wed the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 929. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1900, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

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WAGES OF CONSCIENCE. Produced by John lnce. Distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, Jan. 
1928. Starring Herbert Rawlinson with Grace Drummond, John Tnce, Henry Le Garde. Director, John 
lnce. Scenarist, Mrs. George Hall. Cameraman, William Baldridge. Length, 5,427 feet. 

Theme: Drama of a man’s unhappiness caused by his conscience. When young, he contrived to 

have rival for girl convicted of murder. His wife dies in childbirth, and he is haunted by his crime. 
The man whom he framed escapes from prison, but he does not attempt the life of his enemy, because 
he sees the ruin wrought on him by an ajoused conscience. 

WAGON SHOW, THE. Produced by Charles Rogers. Distributed by First National Pictures. Re- 
leased, Feb. 19, 1928. Starring Ken Maynard with Marion Douglas. Director, Harry J. Brown. 
Scenarist, Ford I. Beebe. Cameraman, George Benoit. Length, 6,212 feet. 

Theme: Western drama. Cowboy with circus jumps into fray between his show and rival tent, 

trying to drive his show to rocks. Star rider leaves to go over to rival, but cowboy substitutes, 
making good. Rival steals several wagons, but cowboy gets them back again, saves his show, and 
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References: Reviewed issue June 2, 1928, page 1907. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927 ; 686. March 3, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 634, Feb. 25, 1928. 

WALKING BACK. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released, May 21, 
1928. With Sue Carol. Director, Rupert Julian. Scenarist, Monte Katterjohn. Cameraman, John 
Mescall. Length, 5,035 feet. 

Theme: Drama of modern youth. Young boy neglects studies, wrecks father’s car and disobeys 
parent — all because of a girl. When bandits rob bank of the boy’s father and compel the boy and 
girl to drive them to safety, boy speeds up the car and ultimately drives them into police station. 
His parents forgive him and he and girl find happiness together. 

References: Reviewed issue Sent. 29, 1928. page 929. 

Advertising: Insert, Aug. 26, 1927; pages 1242-43, Apr. 21; 1325, Apr. 28; 1998-99, June 16, 1928. 

WALLFLOWERS. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Pictures Corp. Released, Feb. 16, 1928. 
With Hugh Trevor and Julienne Scott. Director, Leo Meehan. Scenarist, Dorothy Yost. Camera- 
man, A1 Seigler. Length, 6,339 feet. 

Theme: Drama of woman love by Temple Bailey. Two sisters, although pretty, are typical wall- 

flowers. They enter Washington society and one falls in love with wealthy youngster whose step- 
mother interferes with romance. Other marries ex-soldier. First marries wealthy boy despite step- 
mother and two wallflowers finally find happiness. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1804, May 20; 2323 , 2333, June 17; 95, July 15, 1927. 

WANDERER OF THE WEST, A. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released 
December, 1927. Starring Tex Maynard. Director, R E. Williamson. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. 
Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 4,200 feet. 

Theme: Westeni. Rancher plans to get hold of Lazy Y ranch which controls water rights of 
region. Rancher’s aide plavs up to daughter of Lazy Y’s owner. Girl is kidnapped but rescued by 
father’s foreman. Rancher’s gang is run out of town, and girl realizes that foreman would make 
a very good husband. 

WARMING UP. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released. August 4, 1928. Starring Richard 

Dix with Jean Arthur, Claude King, Philo McCullough, Wade Boteler. Director, Fred Newmeyer. 

Scenarist, Ray Harris. Cameraman, Edward Cronjager. Length, 6,509 feet. 

Theme: Baseball romance. Hero of the sandlots goes to the big league and becomes fairly good. 
He meets daughter of dubowner andl falls in love with her but thinks she prefers rival of Nopposing 
team. His nerve fails him in the deciding game of world’s series, but he sees girl in the stand encour- 
aging him, and he wins series and the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue July 21, 1928, page 219. 

Advertising: Insert, May 5; 1928, June 9; insert, June 30; 3, July 7; 170-71, July 21; 346, July 28; 

315. Aug. 4; 501. Aug. 18; 653, Sept. 1. 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 212. July 21; 470, Aug. 11; 618, Aug. 25, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 541, Aug. 18, 1928. 

WARNING, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Nov. 26. 1927. Starring Jack 
Holt with Dorothy Revier. Director, George B. Seitz. Scenarists, Lillian Ducey and H. Milner 
Kitchin. Cameraman, Ray June. Length, 5,791 feet. 

Theme: Chinese melodrama. Captain of dope vessel finds girl secret service agent prisoner in 

waterfront den, and effects her rescue after fight with gang leader. Girl later leads raiding party 
and again becomes captive. About to be put to death, girl once more is saved by captain, who is a 
British Intelligence officer, but he is wounded and forced to throw a bomb, which wipes out smugglers. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 75. 

Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

WATER HOLE, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, August 25, 1928. Starring 
Tack Holt with Nancy Carroll. Director, F. Richard Jones. Cameraman, C. Edgar Schoenbaum. 

Length, 6,319 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama, from story by Zane Grey. Girl sets out to gain proposed from father’s 

young partner on a bet. When he learns of her perfidy he leaves for Arizona but she has become 
interested in him and regrets what she had done. He schemes to kidnap her and tame her, which 
he does. She in turn kidnaps him and carries him back east, where they find happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 8. 1928. page S03. 

Advertising: Insert, May 5; 1928, June 9; 315, Aug. 4; 439, Aug. 11; 653, Sept. 1, 1928. 

WAY OF ALL FLESH, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released. Oct. 1, 1927. 

Starring Emil Jannings with Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver and Donald Keith. Director, Victor 
Fleming. Scenarist, Jules Furthman. Cameraman, Victor Milner. Length, 8,486 feet. 

Theme: Human interest drama. A simple home -loving man leaves wife and children for business 
visit to big city, where he falls prey to temptation and wiles of a woman of the underworld. Tricked 
out of his money by woman, and ashamed to face family because of his degradation, man changes 
identities with dead victim of train accident, and is buried to the world. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1927, page 58. 

Advertising: One page insert, May 13; insert, May 27 : 79, 81, July 15; insert, July 22; 245, July 
29; 312, Aug. 5; 417, Aug. 21; 565, 568, Aug. 26; 735-36, 738. Sept. 9; insert, Sept. 16; 885, Sept. 23; 
insert. Sept. 30; 1137, 1151, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 21; 1292-93, Oct. 28; 1368, Nov. 4; 1528, Nov. 18; 1608, 
Nov. 25; 1855, Dec. 16; 1930, Dec. 23; insert, Dec. 30, 1927 ; 411, Feb. 11; 760, Mar. 10; 1237, Apr. 21; 
insert, May 5, 1928. 

WAY OF THE STRONG, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures Corp. Released, 
June 19, 1928. Starring Mitchell Lewis and Alice Day with Theodor von Eltz, Margaret Livingston, 
William Norton Bailey. Director, Frank Capra. Scenarist, Peter Milne. Cameraman, Ben Reynolds. 
Length, 5,752 feet. 

Theme: Underworld melodrama in which Tiger Louie, king of bootleggers and Handsome Williams, 

leader of the hijackers, deadly enemies, both fall in love with Nora, blind street musician. She is 
also loved by Dan, a piano player. Williams and Louie are both siain in a gun battle and Nora wins 
the man of her choice. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901, May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 

WE AMERICANS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, May 6, 1928. With George 
Sidney, Patsy Ruth Miller, George Lewis. Director, Edward Sloman. Scenarist, Edward J. Montague. 
Cameraman, Jackson J. Rose. Length, 9,151 feet. 



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Theme: Drama of Americanization. Young American lieutenant of leading family falls in love 

with daughter of Jewish immigrants. His life is saved in action by girl’s brother, who sacrifices his 
own life to do So. Lieutenant returns to claim bride only to meet objections from his parents, who 
realize their follv upon meeting girl’s parents, and having explained to them their great sacrifice. 

References: Reviewed issue April 7, 1928, page 1153. 

Advertising: Insert, May 13; 2590-91. July 1; 248, Tuly 29, 1927; 106-08, Tan. 14; 175, Jan. 21; 605, 

Feb. 25; 857, Mar. 17; 927. Mar. 24; 997, Mar. 31; 1073, Apr. 7; 1179, Apr. 14; 1239, Apr. 21; 1327, 
Apr. 28; 2159, June 30, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 142, July 14; 470, Aug. 11, 1928. 

WEB OF FATE, THE. Produced by Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Distributed by Peerless Pictures Carp.- 
Released, Nov. 7, 1927. Starring Lillian Rich with Eugene Strong. Director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald. 
Adaptors, Gladys Gordon & Ada McQuillan. Cameraman, Milton Moore. Length, 5,800 feet. 

Theme: Drama of Wall Street and staije life. Scheming financier meets young millionaire, whom 
he tricks. Financier spends money on stage star. Later, through accident, she is badly scarred and 
another girl substitutes. Financier proposes to latter, threatening ruin if she refuses. He is killed 
and millionaire and girl charged with murder. Former stage star confesses, and girl and millionaire 
are freed. 

WE’RE ALL GAMBLERS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Sept. 3, 1927. Star- 
ring Thomas Meighan with Marietta Millner. Director, James Cruze. Scenarist, Hope Loring. 
Cameraman, Bert Gler.non. Length, 5,935 feet. 

Theme: Adapted from Sidney Howard’s play, “Lucky Sam McCarver.” Drama. Heavyweight 

challenger’s ring career is blasted When he is run over by society deb. He becomes successful 
operating night club and sets out to win the girl. When she is implicated in a murder he takes the 
blame and when the case is found to be a suicide, he weds her. 

References: Advertising: One page insert, May 13; insert, May 27; 81, July 15; insert, Sept. 16; 

1293, Oct. 28, 1927. 

WEST POINT. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Jan. 7, 1928. Starring 
William Haines with Joan Crawford. Director, Edvard Sedgwick. Scenarist, Raymond L. Schrock. 
Cameraman, Ira H. Morgan. Length, 8,134 feet. 

Theme: Military drama. Conceited and lacking the spirit of West Point, a cadet who is on the 

football team is dramatically made to realize the error of his ways. Through misery and regret, a 
true sense of the West Point spirit is born in him, in time to spectacularly help win an Army-Navy 
gridiron game. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 7, 1928, page 75. 

Advertising: Insert, May 27 : front cover, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16; 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 

1927; front cover, Jan. 28; 489, Feb. 18; insert, Mar. 10; front cover, Mar. 17; front cover, Mar. 24; 
1547, May 12; insert, May 19; insert, June 2, 1928. 

Exploitation: Pages 272, Jan. 28; 440, Feb. 11; 1032, Mar. 31; 2029, June 16, 1928. 

WHAT PRICE BEAUTY. Produced by S. George Ullman. Distributed by Pathe. Released, Jan. 22, 
1928. Starring Nita Naldi. Director, Thos. Buckingham. Scenarist, Natacha Rambova. Camera- 
man, D. J. Jennings. Length, 4,000 feet. 

Theme: Drama of vamp against country girl for handsome young manager of beauty parlor. The 

man wavers between the two attractions, but at last succumbs to the lure of the country lass because 

of her natural beauty. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 28, 1928, page 281. 

WHEEL OF CHANCE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, June 17, 1928. Star, 
Richard Barthelmess. Director, Alfred Santell. Scenarist, Gerald C. Duffy. Cameraman, Ernest 
Haller. Length, 6,895 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of Russian twins whose identity is unknown to each other several years after 

they have been separately brought to New York. One becomes prosecuting attorney, the other is 

accused of a murder and tried by his brother. He is acquitted but the relationship of the brothers 

is undiscovered. 

References: Reviewed issue July 7, 1928, page 53. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 2089, June 23; 2168, June 30, 1928. 

Lobby Displays: Page 469, Aug. 11, 1928. 

WHEEL OF DESTINY, THE. Produced by Duke Worne. Distributed by Rayart. Released, October, 
1927. With Forrest Stanley and Georgia Hale. Director, Duke Worne. Scenarist, George W. Pyper. 
Cameraman, Walter Griffen. Length, 5,869 feet. 

Theme: Drama from story “The Man Without a Past” by Joseph Anthony.. Disappointed because 

of coolness of sweetheart, and walking in a daze, young man falls and loses memory. Awakening, he 
goes to amusement park and joins show. Thru former acquaintance, memory is restored and he is 
welcomed back to home town. He marries daughter of park owner in preference over old sweetheart. 

References; Advertising: Page 898, Sept. 23, 1927. 

WHEN A MAN LOVES. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Released, Sept. 1, 1927. Starring 
John Barrymore with Dolores Costello. Director, Alan Crosland. Adaptation, Bess Meredyth. Length, 
10,081 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of impoverished youth and maid whose happiness is cut short when 

political intrigue steals her away. They are reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 18, 1927, page 588. 

WHEN THE LAW RIDES. Produced and distributed by F. B. O. Released, Feb. 26, 1928. Starring 
Tom Tyler with Frankie Darro. Director, Robert De Lacy. Scenarist, Oliver Drake. Cameraman, 
Nick Musuraca. Length, 4,898 -feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Young government marshall befriends injured outlaw who gets drop 

on him and leaves him stranded in desert. Marshall later poses as bandit to gain confidence of crooks. 
They try to double cross him but he outwits them. Crooks are rounded up and Marshall explains to 
girl that he is not bandit. Her father, a parson, ties the knot. 

WHIP WOMAN. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures. Released, Feb. 5, 1928. With 
Estelle Taylor, Antonio Moreno, Lowell Sherman. Director, Allan Dwan. Scenarist, Earle Roebuck. 
Cameraman, Ernest Haller. Length, 5,087 feet. 

Theme: Heart drama. Hungarian peasant girl succors a dissolute nobleman, who is about to commit 
suicide. Thru the girl, he finds a new interest in life. On their wedding day, the man’s mother 



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intervenes, and girl is persuaded that the marriage wou'd hurt her lover. After being miserable for 
some time, they overlook caste and finally wed. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1928, page 963. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927. 

WHY SAILORS GO WRONG. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp, Released, March 25, 1928. 
With Nick Stuart, Sally Phipps, Sammy Cohen, Ted McNamara. Director, Henry Lehrman. Scenarist, 
Randall H. Faye. Cameraman, Sidney Wagner. Length, 5,112 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy. Taxi driver and hansom driver enlist their services for generous remunera- 

tion to a young lover who would join his sweetheart on a yachting cruise, who Ss being detained 
through the intrigue of the villain. The comedy pair win their reward and the young couple achieve 
their aim, but only after many humorous antics and a few of a thrilling nature. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1928, page 1213. 

WICKEDNESS PREFERRED. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released, Jan. 
28, 1928. Starring Lew Cody and Aileen Pringle. Director, Hobart Henley. Scenarists, Florence 
Ryerson and Colin Clements. Cameraman, Clyde de Vinna. Length, 5,011 feet. 

Theme: Farce comedy. Girl is in love with author, who she believes is honest -to -goodness he- 
man. Latter’s wife knowing husband is fourflusher, lets him elope with girl and then follows them to 
their love nest accompanied by girl’s husband, who falls for deserted wife. The two couples are finally 
reconciled. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2001, Dec. 30; 2064, Dec. 31, 1927. 



WIFE SAVERS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Jan. 7, 1928. Starring Wallace 
Beery and Raymond Hatton with Ford Sterling and Zasu Pitts. Director, Ralph Ceder. Adaptation, 
Tom Geraghty and Grover Jones. Cameraman, Alfred Gilks. Length, 5,413 feet. 

Theme: Comedy based on Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Louis XIV.” in which two doughboys in the U. S. 

Army, find themselves in Switzerland at the conclusion of the world war. Both trip into love with 
a pretty girl and get into all sorts of trouble trying to save her from marriage to the local bully. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1928, page 214. 

Advertising: One page insert, Apr. 17, 1926; insert, May 13; 81, July 15; insert, Sept. 16, 1927. 



WIFE’S RELATIONS, THE. Produced and distributed by Columbia. Released, Jan. 13, 1928. Starring 
Shirley Mason with Gaston Glass. Director, Maurice Marshall. Adaptor, Stephen Cooper. Camera- 
man, Ray June. Length, 5,508 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Young girl runs away from wealthy home to escape marriage, but falls in love 

with a poor inventor and caretaker of a country estate. Having found the missing substance to make 
his invention a success, young couple entertain girl’s father to get his backing for invention. Owner 
of house returns and unveils bluff. However, father likes his new son-in-law, and backs invention. 

References: Reviewed issue April 28, 1928, page 1348. 

WILD BEAUTY. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Nov. 27, 1927. Star- 
ring Rex (horse) with June Marlowe and Hugh Allen. Director, Henry McRae. Scenarist, Edward 
Meagher. Cameraman, John Stumar. Length, 5,192 feet. 

Theme: Racetrack drama wherein soldier brings war horse back from front and falls in love with 

daughter of semi-bankrupt stable owner. An enemy of her dad tricks him into a heavy bet and also 
captures a wild horse, which fights the stable’s entry and incapacitates him. Soldier rides the war 
horse against the stallion and wins race and the girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13; 248, July 29, 1927. 

WILD BORN. Produced by Trent Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, December, 1927. Starring 
Tex Maynard. Director, Ed. R. Gordon. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. Cameraman, Ernest Depew. 
Length, 4,490 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Young sheriff in love with judge’s daughter is framed by crook and 

serves year in jail for robbery he did not commit. He leaves prison swearing vengeance and learns 
father has been arrested for murder of his partner. A witness clears older man and ex-sheriff brings 
man who framed him and murderer to justice aided by girl. 



WILD GEESE. Produced and distributed by Tififany-Stahl. Released, Nov. 15, 1927. With Belle Ben- 
nett. Director, Phil Stone. Scenarist, A. P. Younger. Cameraman, Max Dupont. Length, 6,448 feet. 

Theme: Picturization of novel by Martha Ostenso. Drama of hard existence on a Minnesota farm 

of a family dominated by a heartless man, who uses his knowledge of a youthful indescretion of his 
wife to master her and through her their children, who despise him. The tensions grows and the 
man’s meanness threatens to blast the lives of all, but death suddenly removes him. 

References: Advertising: Pages 726, Aug. 28; 943, Sept. 11; 1645, Oct. 30; insert, Nov. 6, 1926; 

insert, July 22; 1539, Nov. 18; 1927; insert, June 23, 1928. 

Exploitation: Page 134, Jan. 14, 1928. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1038, Mar. 31; 1492, May 5, 1928. 



WILD WEST ROMANCE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, June 10, 1928. 
Starring Rex Bell with Caryl Lincoln. Director, R. Lee Hough. Scenarist, Jack Cunningham. Camera- 
man, Sol Halprin. Length, 4,921 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama. Cowpuncher is in love with minister’s beautiful daughter and has as 

a rival the local bad man, whom he knows is chief of a gang of bandits. When the latter pulls another 
robbery, the cowboy gets the goods on him and proves to the sheriff and the girl that he is no good. 

WILD WEST SHOW, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, May 20, 1928. Starring 
Hoot Gibson with Dorothy Gulliver, Allen Forrest, Gale Henry. Director, Del Andrews. Scenarist, 
John B. Clymer. Cameraman, Harry Neumann. Length, 5,254 feet. 

Theme: Western. Cowboy goes to work for his girl’s father, a circus owner. His rival for girl’s 

hand stages holdup and blames the cowboy. Girl learns real facts and when rival tries to escape with 
the loot, she sets sheriff on his trail. Cowboy and girl are happy lovers. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 



WILFUL YOUTH. Produced by Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Distributed by Peerless Pictures Corp. Re- 
leased, Dec. 19, 1927. With Kenneth Harlan and Edna Murphy. Director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald. 
Continuity, Ada McQuillan and Gladys Gordon. Cameraman, Milton Moore. Length, 5,800 feet. 

Theme: Drama. Younger brother of lumber king is falsely accused of causing death of girl. His 

fiancee proves his innocence and implicates the brother, who thus exposed commits suicide, leaving 
the road to happiness open to the two. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1787. 



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WINDS OF THE PAMPAS. Produced and distributed by Hi Mark Prod. Released, October, 1927. 
Starling Claire McDowell with Anne Drew, Ralph Cloninger, Edwin Davis. Director and scenarist, 
Arthur Vainey. Cameraman, David W. Gobbet. Length, 5,436 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. | Adaptation from novel by Elynor Ewing, presenting story of a bitter feud 

waged between two foster brothers, with its locale laid in the windswept wastes of the Argentine 
Pampas. The love of son of one foster brother for daughter of the other, ultimately brings matters 
to a happy climax. 

WISE WIFE, THE. Produced by DeMille Pictures Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Released. Oct. 24, 
1927. With Phyllis Haver, Tom Moore, Jacqueline Logan and Joseph Striker. Director, E. Mason 
Hopper. Scenarists, Zelda Sears and Tay Garnett. Cameraman, Frank Good. Length, 5,610 feet. 

Theme: Marital drama of wife and another woman, who battle for the husband. The wife wins out 
after she has changed her mode of dress and aroused her husband's jealousy. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1903. 

Advertising: Insert, Aug. 5; insert, Oct. 21; insert, Nov. 11; insert, Nov. 18; insert, Nov. 25, 19127. 

WIZARD, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Dec. 11, 1927. With Edmund 
Lowe, Leila Hyams, Gustav Von SeyfFeritz and Barry Norton. Director, Richard Rosson. Scenarist, 
Harry O. Hoyt. Cameraman, Frank Good. Length, 5,629 feet. 

Theme: Mystery drama. Adapted from the Gaston Leroux play, “Balaoo.” Girl and her father 

are invited to neighbor’s mansion, after they received threatening messages. In reality, the neighbor 
is insane and has trained an ape to kill. A young reporter discovers this and when the girl and 
her parent are captured, he saves them from the ape, which kills its master. 

References: Advertising: One page insert, May 20; 15-16, July 8; 92, July 15; 895, Sept. 23; insert, 

Nov. 25; insert, Dec. 9; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

WIZARD OF THE SADDLE. Produced and distributed by F B O. Released, Jan. 22, 1928. Starring 
Buzz Barton. Director and scenarist, Frank Howard Clark. Cameraman, Roy Eslick. Length, 
4,805 feet. 

Theme: Western melodrama of boy and man and their efforts to aid girl and her father save mine 

from gang of counterfeiters. A surveyor in the neighborhood, in reality a government official, assists 
them in defeating the villains. 

References : Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1927, page 2036. 

WOLF FANGS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Nov. 27, 1927. With Thunder 
(dog), Charles Morton and Caryl Lincoln. Director, Lew Seiler. Scenarists, Seton I. Miller and Eliza- 
beth Pickett.. Cameraman, L. W. O’Connell. Length, 5,331 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the Sheep Country. Puppy turned wild because of the brutality of the sheep- 

herder gains his leadership of the pack and returns in time to save the girl who had befriended him 
from the further brutality of her uncle. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1927, page 1902. 

Advertising: Insert, Nov. 25; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 



WOLF’S TRAIL. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Released, Oct. 2, 1927. Star- 
ring Dynamite (dog) with Edmund Cobb and Dixie Lamont. Director, Francis Ford. Adaptation, 
Basil Dickey. Cameraman, Jerry Ash. Length, 4,167 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama. Smuggler fears for his life when dog invades neighborhood. His ward, not 

aware of his smuggling, falls in love with ranger disguised as outlow in order to get evidence of 
smuggling. Smuggler discovers his identity, but by means of physical prowess and dog’s aid, ranger 
escapes smuggler’s plot and wins girl. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927. 

Exploitation: Page 1257, Oct. 21, 1927. 



WOMAN AGAINST THE WORLD, A. Produced and ditributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Jan. 1, 
1928. With Harrison Ford and Georgia .Hale. Director, George Archainbaud. Scenarist, Gertrude Orr. 
Cameraman, Chester Lyons. Length, 5,283 feet. 

Theme: Modem melodrama of newspaper life. Girl newspaper reporter loves man who is accused of 
murdering a chorus gfrl, convicted and sentenced to the chair. While her editor thinks man guilty, 
she believes him innocent and just as he is about to pay penalty for the crime, she forces a chauffeur 
to confess his guilt and her lover is freed. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16, 1927; .insert, June 23, 1928. 



WOMAN IN THE NIGHT, A. Produced by British Int. Pictures, Inc. Distributed by World Wide 
Pictures, Inc. Starring Maria Corda and Jameson Thomas.' Director, Victor Saville. Cameraman, 
Werner Brandes. Length, 7,955 feet. 

Theme: Domestic drama. Five years after marriage young couple are happy but long for children. 

Wife secretly consults doctor. She goes away alone and accidently meets handsome stranger who 
later proves to be friend of husband. Before baby’s birth, husband suspects and tragedy threatens. 
But he takes babe to his heart and all ends happily. 



WOMAN ON TRIAL, THE. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Released, Oct. 29, 1927. Starring 
Pola Negri with Einar Hanson and Arnold Kent. Director, Mauritz Stiller. Scenarist, Elsie Von 
Koczain. Cameraman, Bert Glennon. Length, 5,960 feet. 

Theme: Emotional drama from play by Ernest Vajda. Having married an unloved man, to get 

money to save from illness the man she loves, a woman is “framed” by husband to rob her of child 
she adores. After she has shot husband, and is brought to trial for murder, the woman is freed by 
the jury when she tells her story. Later she joins other man. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1927, page 1188. . __ . 

Advertising: One page insert, Apr. 17, 1926; insert, May 13; insert, May 27; insert, Sept. 16, 1927. 



WOMAN’S WAY, A. Produced a'nd distributed by Columbia. Released, Feb. 18, 1928. With Warner 
Baxter and Margaret Livingston. Director, Edward Mortimer. Scenarist, Izola Forrester. Camera- 
man, Ray June. Length, 5,472 feet. 

Theme: French underworld melodrama. American is in love with Parisian cafe dancer but she fears 
to encourage his suit because of an Apache. When latter is jailed lovers are free until Apache escapes 
and returns to Paris to slay American. Girl is wounded during struggle with Apache. Police arrive 
and shoot Apache, paving way for lover’s happiness. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 6; 1901. May 20; insert, July 15, 1927. 



WOMAN WISE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released, Jan. 8, 1928. With William 



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Russell, June Collyer, Walter Pidgeon. ' Director, Albert Ray. Scenaris* Randall H. Faye. Camera- 
man, Sidney Wagner. Length, 5,050 feet. 

Theme: Comedy-drama. The American consul in Persian capital is forced to harbor friend when 

latter wins enmity of ruling pasha. Consul, angry at fact that his pretty new secretary is disturbing 
equilibrium of his life, learns to love her, although he has a rival in his friend. Pasha tries to spirit 
secretary away, but two Americans defeat his purpose. Girl later weds consul. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1928, page 825. 

Advertising: Pages 1682, Dec. 2; insert, Dec. 16, 1927. 

WOMEN’S WARES. Produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. Released, Oct. 1, 1927. With Evelyn 
Brent, Bert Lytell, Larry Kent. Director, Arthur Gregor. Scenarist, Frances Hyland. Cameraman, 
Chester Lyons. Length, 5,614 feet. 

Theme: Romantic melodrama of shopgirl who, disappointed in first love affair, turns into a most 
successful gold-digger. She finally reaches her limit and, after rescuing her first love irr n park 
bench, marries him. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1927, page 1580. 

Advertising: Pages 1177, Apr. 1; insert, July 22; 817, Sept. 16; 1145, Oct. 1 i, 1927; insert, June 

23, 1928. 

WOMEN WHO DARE. Produced and distributed by Excellent Pictures Corp. Released, March 31, 1928 
Starring Helene Chadwick with Chas. Delaney, Jack Richardson, James Quinn. Director, Burton Kin* 
Scenarist, Adrian Johnson. Cameraman, Art Reeves. Length, 6,520 feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama. Daughter of wealth gives up social life to work among poor of the slums 

and there meets by accident rich young rounder. He changes his mode of living to win the girl, 
whose father turns out to be owner of tenements. Father and sweetheart join with girl in making 
living conditions more congenial for the poverty-stricken. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, May 6, 1928. 

WON IN THE CLOUDS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, April 22, 1928. Starring 
A1 Wilson with Helen Foster and George French. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Adaptor, Carl Krusada. 
Cameraman, William Adams. Length, 4,348 feet. 

Theme: Melodrama of the air. Dare-devil air ace is sent to South Africa by a syndicate to discover 

source of diamond supply. On arrival he finds his former fiancee and her father are being held 
prisoners by unscrupulous adventurer in charge of mine. He rescues girl and later saves her father, 
and they all leave by plane for America. 

References: Advertising: Insert, May 13, 1927 

WRECK OF THE HESPERUS, THE. Produced by DeMille Picture Corp. Distributed by Pathe. Re- 
leased, Oct. 31, 1927. With Sam de Grasse, Virginia Bradford, Frank Marion and Alan Hale. Director, 
Elmer Gifton. Scenarists, Harry Carr and John Farrow. Cameraman, John Mescall. Length, 6,447 
feet. 

Theme: Romantic drama of the sea, adapted from Longfellow’s famous poem in which the good ship 

Hesperus, battered and tossed by a fierce Atlantic storm, brings two young lovers together. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1928, page 1040. 

Advertising: Insert, Sept. 2; insert, Sept. 30; 1 page insert, Oct. 14; insert, Oct. 21; 1788, Dec. 9, 1927. 

WRIGHT IDEA, THE. Produced by C. C. Burr. Distributed by First National. Released, Aug. 5, 1928. 
Star, Johnny Hines. Director, Charles Hines. Length, 6,300 feet. 

Theme: Comedy. Young inventor, through his nerve and ingenuity, peddles his luminous ink. 

By bluffing every one that he owns a yacht, he lands several business men, entertains them on a boat 
and finally puts over the . deal, winning an attractive girl in. the bargain. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 930. 

Advertising: Insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 669, Sept. 1, 1928. 

WYOMING. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer. Released, March 24, 1928. Stat, 
Tim McCoy. Director, W. S. Van Dyke. Scenarists, Madelem Ruthven and Ross B. Wills. Camera- 
man, Clyde De Vinna. Length, 4,435 feet. 

Theme: Frontier romance. Yeung cavalry lieutenant falls in love with girl, who is leading covered 

wagon train thru Indian country. Indians decide to attack the train and wipe out the whites but 
prevented from exterminating the pioneers by opportune arrival of the cavalry. Young officer weds girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 22, 1928, page 930. 



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YELLOW LILY, THE. Produced and distributed by First National. Released, May 20, 1928. Starring 
Billy Dove with Give Brook. Director, Alexander Korda. Scenarist, Lajos Biro. Cameraman, Lee 
Garmes. Length, 7,187 feet. 

Theme: Love drama, picturization of Lajos Biro’s Hungarian play. Dissolute archduke reforms in 
order to wia girl, but his parents oppose match and try to deport her. In order to wed her, the 
archduke declares he will renounce his heritage, but the parents relent and a special dispensation 
from the Emperor permits them to wed. 

References: Reviewed issue May 26, 1928, page 1787. 

Advertising: Insert, June 3; insert, June 17, 1927; insert, June 2; 2005, June 16; 2089, June 23, 1928. 

TOU CAN’T BEAT THE LAW. Produced by Trem Carr. Distributed by Rayart. Released, February, 
1928. Starring Lila Lee and Cornelius Keefe. Director, Charles J. Hunt. Scenarist, Arthur Hoerl. 
Cameraman, Ernest Depew. Length, 5,260 feet. 

Theme: Crook melodrama by H. H. Van Loan. Young patrolman is in love with girl, whose brother 

is secretly leader of crooks. Girl learning brother’s true character confronts him. Brother is later 
killed by one of his henchmen in protecting the sister, and her lover tells his superior that brother 
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JIMMIE ADAMS COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Paramount. Star 
Jimmie Adams. Length, 2 reels. 

Oh Mummy. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Oct. 8, 1927. 

Ocean Blues. Director, Robert Kerr. Released Nov. 19, 1927. 

Swiss Movements. Director, Robert Kerr. Released Dec. 31, 1927. 

Holy Mackerel. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Feb. 11, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, 

page 1908. 

Love Shy. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released March 24, 1928. 

Goofy Ghosts. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released April 28, 1928, 

Slippery Heels. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released June 16, 1928. v 

AESOP’S FABLES. Produced by Fables Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 2/3 reel. 
The Small Town Sheriff. Released Sept. 4, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 711. 

Cutting a Melon. Released Sept. 11, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 512. 

In Again, Out Again. Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

The Human Fly. Released Sept. 25, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1928, page 998. 

The River of Doubt. Released Oct. 2, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 998. 

All Bull and a Yard Wide. Released Oct. 9, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 

Lindy’s Cat. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

The Big Tent. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

A Brave Heart. Released Oct. 30, 1927. 

Signs of Spring. Released Nov. 6, 19*27. 

Saved by a Keyhole. Released Nov. 13, 1927. 

The Fox Hunt. Released Nov. 20, 1927. 

Flying Fishers. Released Nov. 27, 1927. 

Carnival Week. Released Dec. 4, 1927 
Rats in His Garret. Released Dec. 11, 1927. 

Christmas Cheer. Released Dec. 18, 1927. 

The Junk Man. Released Dec. 25, 1927, 

The Broncho Buster. Released Jan. 1, 1928. 

A Short Circuit. Released Jan. 8, 1928. 

High Stakes. Released Jan. 15, 1928. 

The Boy Friend. Released Jan. 22, 1928. 

The Wandering Minstrel. Released Jan. 29, 1928. 

The Good Ship Nellie. Released Feb. 5, 1928, 

Everybody’s Flying. Released Feb. 12, 1928. 

The Spider’s Lair. Released Feb. 19, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 575. 

A Blaze of Glory. Released Feb. 26, 1928. 

The County Fair. Released Mar. 4, 1928. 

On the Ice. Released Mar. 11, 1928. 

The Son Shower, Released Mar. 18,' 1928. 

Jungle Days. Released Mar. 25, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 31, 1928, page 1041. 

Seeding the Alps. Released Apr. 1, 1928. . , . 11C . 

Barnyard Lodge No. 1. Released Apr. 8, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, page 1154. 

The Battling Duet. Released Apr. 15, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, page 1154. 

The Flying Age. Released Apr. 22, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1274- 
Barnyard Artists. Released Apr. 29. 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 12/4. 

A Jungle Triangle. Released May 6, 1928. Reviewed May 19, page 1707. 

Coast to Coast. Released May 13, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1707. 

A War Bride. Released May 20, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1/07. 

Happy Days. Released May 27, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

The Flight That Failed. Released June 3, 1928. Reviewed June 9, 1928, page 
Puppy Love. Released June 10, 1928. Reviewed June 9, 1928, page 19/0. 

Ride’ Em Cowboy. Released June 17, 1928. Reviewed July 14 1928, page 148 

The Mouse’s Bride. Released June 24, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2196. 

City Slickers. Released July 1, 1928. 

The Huntsman. Released July 8. 1928. Reviewed July 14, 1928, page 148. 

Baby Show. Released July 15, 1928, 

The Early Bird. Released July 22, 1928. ... . 1QOO ... 

Outnumbered. Released July 29, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 4, 1928, page 414. 

Our Little Nell. Released Aug. 5, 1928. 

Sunny Italy. Released Aug. 12, 1928. 

A Cross-Country Run. Released Aug. 19, 

In the Bag. Released Aug. 26, 1928, 

ANIMAL COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Length 
Capt. Kidd’s Kittens. Director, Clyde Canmth. Released Oct. 23, 1927. 

WilTpuppies. Director, Clyde Carruth. Released Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed Jan. 28, 

A Lady Lion. With Caryl Lincoln and Eddie Clayton. Director, Mark Sandrich. 

25, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

Follow the Leader. Starring Blanche Payson. Director, Clyde Carruth. 

Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

A Cow’s Husband. Starring Fred Spencer. Director, Mark Sandrich. Released June 24, 1928. 
viewed June 23, 1928, page 2118. 



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The Elephant’s Elbows. Starring Laon Ramon. Director. Clyde Cari*uth. Released Aug. 5, 1928. 

Reviewed Aug. 11, 1928, page 478. 

Bear Knees. Director, Clyde Carruth. Released Aug. 5, 1928. 

JIMMY AUBREY COMEDIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass 
Pictures Corp. Starring Jimmy Aubrey. Length 2 reels. 

Alibi Alley. Released Sept. 19, 1927. 

Excess Relatives. Released Oct. 31, 1927. 

Dizzie Daze. Released Dec. 12, 1927. 

Sooner or Later. Released Jan. 23, 1928. 

Have a Heart. Released Mar. S, 1928. 

BARNYARD ANIMALS SERIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass 
Pictures Corp. Length, 2 reels. 

Westward Whoa. Released Sept. 36, 1927. 

Down on the Farm. Released Nov. 7, 1927. 

Ups and Downs. Released Dec. 19, 1927. 

Fixin’ Father. Released Jan. 30, 1928. 

BEAUTY PARLOR SERIES. Produced and distributed by FBO Pictures Corp. Star, A1 Cooke, 
Kit Guard and Lorraine Eason. Director, Reggie Morris. Length, 2 reels, 

Toupay or Not to Pay. Released Sept. 7, 1927. 

Chin He Loved to Lift. Released Sept. 14, 1927. 

Fresh Hair Fiends. Released Sept. 21, 1927. 

Peter’s Pan. Released Sept. 28, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

The Beloved Rouge. Released Oct. 5, 1927. 

New Faces for Old. Released Oct. 12, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1905. 

She Troupes to Conquer. Released Oct. 19, 1927. 

BIG BOY — JUVENILE COMEDIES. Produced by Jack White Comedy Corp. Distributed by Edu- 
cational Film Exchanges. Star, Big Boy (Malcolm Sebastian). Director, Charles Lamont. Length, 
2 reels. 

She’s a Boy. Released Oct. 2, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1109. 

Shamrock Alley. Released Nov. 27, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

Angel Eyes. Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 31, 1927, page 2090. 

Chilly Days. Released Feb. 19, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 575. 

No Fare. Released April 8, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 24, 1928, page 965. 

Navy Beans. Released May 27, 1928. Reviewed May 12, 1928, page 1589. 

The Gloom Chaser. Released June 24, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1906. 

Kid Hayseed. Released Aug. 5, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 4, 1928, page 414. 



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CHARLEY BOWERS COMEDIES. Produced by Bowers Comedy Corp. Distributed by Educational 
Film Exchanges. Star, Charley Bowers. Director, H. L. Muller. Length, 2 reels. 

There It Is. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, page 76. 

Say Ah-h. Released Feb. 19, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 

Whoozit. Released April 1, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 8%. 

You’ll Be Sorry. Released May 20, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

Hop Off. Released July 1, 1928. Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Goofy Birds. Released Aug. 12, 1928. Reviewed July 28, 1928, page 290. 

BUSTER BROWN COMEDIES. Produced by Stern Bros. Distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. 
With Arthur Trimble, Doreen Turner and Pete (dog). Length, 2 reels 
Buster Come On! Director, Francis Corby. Released Sept. 14, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 9, 1927, page 
782 

Buster’s Home Life. Director, Francis Corby. Released Oct. 12, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 36, 1927, 
page 998. 

Buster, What’s Next? Director, Gus Meins. Released Nov. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 
1343. 

Run, Buster. Director, Francis Corby. Released Dec. 14, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1828. 
Buster’s Big Chance. Director, Francis Corby. Released Jan. 11, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, 
page 1973. 

Buster Steps Out. Director, Francis Corby. Released. Feb. 8, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928, page 283. 
Buster Shows Off. Director, Roland Asher. Released March 14, 1928. 

That’s That. Director, Francis Corby. Released April 11, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 897. 
Buster’s Whippet Race. Director, Francis Corby. Released May 23, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 28, 1928, 
page 1349. 

Busier Minds the Baby. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released June 27, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 
1928, page 1790. 

Good Scout Buster. Director, Samuel Netvfield. Released July 25, 1928. 

Busting Buster. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released August 15, 1928. 

CAMEO COMEDIES. Produced by Jack White Comedy Corp. Distributed by Educational. Length, 
1 reel. 

Lucky Dog. With Phil Dunham and Louise Billetts. Director, Jules White. Released Sept. 11, 
1927. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

Off Again. With Jack Lloyd and Betty Boyd. Director, Robert Dillon. Released Sept. 25, 1927. 
Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1184. 

Eats for Two. With Phil Dunham and A1 Thompson. Director, Jules White. Released Oct. 9, 1927. 
Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1184. 

Shooting Wild. Star, Jack Lloyd. Director, Mark Sandrich. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed 
Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 

Rest Day. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Jules White. Released Nov. 6, 1927. Reviewed Not. 
18, 1927, page 1578. 

Ain’t Nature Grand. Star, Eddie Quillan. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released Nov. 20, 1927. 
Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

It’s Me. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Harry Sweet. Released, Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, 

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Wedding Slips. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Jules White. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Feu. 
11, 1928, page 453. 

All Set. Star, Wallace Lupino. Director, Harry Sweet. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 
4, 1928, page 380- C. 

Running Ragged. Star, Lewis Sargent. Director, Jules White. Released, Jan. 29, 1928. Reviewed 

Feb. 4, 1928, page 380- C. 

A Mysterious Night. Star, Monty Collins, Director, Zion Myers. Released Feb. 12, 1928. Re- 
viewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-D. 

Pretty Baby. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Jules White. Released Feb. 26, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 
18, 1928, page 573. 

Count Me Out. Star, Barney Helium. Director, Zion Myers. Released Mar. 11, 1928. Reviewed 

Mar. 3, 1928, page 754. 

Spring Has Came. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Tules White. Released Mar. 25, 1928. Reviewed 
Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

Green-Eyed Love. Star, George Hall. Director, Zion Myers. Released April 8, 1928. Reviewed 

Mar. 24, 1928, page 966. 

Off Balance. Star, Mon’y Collins. Director, Jules White. Released April 22, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 
14, 1928, page 1213. 

Never Too Late. Star, Wallace Lupino. Director, Jules White. Released May 6, 1928. Reviewed 
Apr. 28, 1928, page 1348. 

Three Tough Onions. Star, Monty Collins, Director, Jules White. Released May 20, 1928. Re- 
viewed May 12, 1928, page 1589. 

Crown Me. Star, Wallace Lupino. Director, Henry W. George. Released June 3, 1928. Reviewed 
May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

Sailor Boy. Star, Monty Collins. Director, Jules White. Released T une 17, 1928. Reviewed June 9, 
1928, page 1969. 

Oh Mama. With Jack Miller and Lucille Hutton. Direotor, Jules White. Released July 1, 1928. 
Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2118. 

The Lost Laugh. Star, Wallace Lupino, Director, Stephen Roberts. Released July 15, 1928. Re- 
viewed June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Hard Work. Star, Wallace Lupino. Director, Jules White. Released July 29, 1928. Reviewed 
July 14, 1928, page 147. 

He Tried to Please. With Monty Collins and Lucille Hutton. Released Aug. 12, 1928. Reviewed 
July 14, 1928, page 148. 

Troubles Galore. With Monty Collins and Ruby McCoy. Director, Francis J. Martin. Reviewed 
Aug. 4, 1928, page 414. 

CHARLEY CHASE COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
Starring Charley Chase. Director, Fred Guiol. Length, 2 reels. 

The Fight Pest. Released May 12, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

CHRISTIE COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Paramount. Length, 2 reels. 
French Fried. Star, Neal Burns. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Sept. 3, 1927. 

Hot Papa. Star, Jack Duffy. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Oct. 1, 1927. 

Mad Scrambles. Star, Neal Burns. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Nov. 26. 1927. 

Nifty Nags. Star, Jack Duffy. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Dec. 24, 1927. 

Fighting Fannie, Star, Anne Cornwall. Director, Robert Kerr. Released Jan. 21, 1928. Reviewed 
April 28, 1928, page 1348. 

Just the Type. Star, Neal Burns. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Feb. 18, 1928. 

Long Hose. Star, Jack Duffy. Director, William Watson. Released March 17, 1928. 

Halfback Hannah. Star, Anne Cornwall. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released April 14, 1928. 

Love’s Young Scream. With Anne Cornwall and Jack Duffy. Director, William Watson. Released 
May 12, 1928, 

Say Uncle. Star, Jack Duffy. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released June 9, 1928. 

Slick Slickers. Star, Neal Burns. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released July 7, 1928. 

Hot Scotch. Director, Jack Duffy. Released August 25, 1928. 

COLLEGIANS SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal, Star, George Lewis. Director, 
Nat Ross. Length, 2 reels. 

Crimson Colors. Released Sept. 12, 1927. 

The Winning Five. Released Sept. 26, 1927. 

Dazzling Co-Eds, Released Oct. 10, 1927. 

The Fighting Finish. Released Oct. 24, 1927. 

Samson at Calford. Released Nov. 7, 1927. 

The Winning Punch. Released Nov. 21, 1927. 

Running Wild. Released Dec. 5. 1927. 

Splashing Through. Released Dec. 19, 1927. 

The Winning Goal. Released Jan. 2. 1928. 

Sliding Home. Released Jan, 16, 1928 

CRACKERJACK SERIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass Pictuies 
Corp. Length 1 reel. 

Play Ball. Released Sept. 15, 1927. 

Crazy to Marry. Released Oct. 1, 1927. 

Goofy Gas. Released Oct. 29, 1927. 

His Lucky Day. Released Nov. 26, 1927. 

All Ashore. Released Oct, 15, 1927. 

Fish Tales. Released Nov. 12, 1927. 

Safe and Sane. Released Dec. 17. 1927. 

The Hunter. Released Dec. 3, 1927. 

The Mail Man. Released Dec. 31, 1927. 

The Wedding Knight. Released Jan. 14, 1928. 

Oh Taxi. Released Jan. 28, 1928. 

Out of Order, Released Feb. 11, 1928. 

Coffee And — . Released Feb. 25, 1928. 

Reusing Cain. Released Mar. 10, 1928. 

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MAX DAVIDSON COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer. 
Starring Max Davidson. Director, Hal Yates. Length, 2 reels. 

Should Women Drive. Released May 26, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1707. 

DOROTHY DEVORE COMEDIES. Produced by Jack White Comedy Corp. Distributed by Edu- 
cational Film Exchanges, Star, Dorothy Devore. Length, 2 reels. 

Kilties. Director, Norman Taurog. Released Oct. 9, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1109. 

The Little Rube. Director, Norman Taurog. Released Nov. 20, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 
1501. 

Cutie. Director, Norman Taurog. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 

Circus Blues. Director, Charles Lament, Released March 25, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

Rah, Rah, Rah. Director, Norman Taurog. Released June 3, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 
1789. 

BILLY DOOLEY COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Paramount. Star, 
Billy Dooley. Length, 2 reels. 

A Moony Mariner. Director, William Watson. Released Sept. 24, 1927. 

Easy Curves. Director, William Watson. Released Nov. 12, 1927. 

Dizzy Sights. Director, William Watson. Released Dec. 17, 1927. 

Water Bugs. Director, William Watson. Released Feb, 4, 1928. 

Campus Cuties. Director, William Watson. Released April 7, 1928. 

A Gallant Gob. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released May 26, 1928. 

Sea Food. Director, William Watson. Released July 14, 1928. 

Dizzy Diver. Director, William Watson. Released August 18, 1928. 

DRUGSTORE COWBOY COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Universal. Star, Arthur Lake. 
Length, 1 reel. 

Sodas and Shebas. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Sept. 12, 1927, Reviewed Sept. 9, 1927, page 792. 

Saxophobia. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Oct. 10, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 998. 

The Love Wallop. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Nov. 7, 1927. 

Swell Clothes. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Dec. 5, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 18, 1927, page 1578. 

Some Pets, Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released Jan. 2, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1905. 

By Correspondence. Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released Jan. 30, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 14, 1928, 
page 142. 

Back to Nature. Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released Feb. 27, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 11, 1928, 

page 454. 

Ringside Romeos. Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released March 25, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, 
page 826. 

One Every Minute. Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released April 23, 1928, Reviewed April 7, 1928, 
page 1154. 

Summer Knights. Director, Ansel Friedberger. Released May 21, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 28, 1928, page 
1349. 

The Speed Sheik. Director, Max Kimmich. Released June 18, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 
1789. 

Sandwiches and Tea. Director, Max Kimmich. Released July 16, 1928, Reviewed June 16, 1928, 
page 2038. 

King of Shebas. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Aug. 13, 1928. Reviewed July 21, 1928, page 220. 



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FELIX THE CAT SERIES. Produced by Pat Sullivan. Distributed by Educational. Length, 1 reel, 
Felix the Cat in Wise Guise. Released Sept. 4, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1928, page 930. 

Felix the Cat in Flim Flam Films. Released Sept. 18, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 

Felix the Cat Switches Witches. Released Oct. 2, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

Felix the Cat in No Fuelin*. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed NoV. 11, 1927, page 1501. 

Felix the Cat in Daze and Knights. Released Oct. 30, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 18, 1927, page 1578. 

Felix the Cat in Uncle Tern's Crabbin*. Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 
Felix the Cat in Whys and Other Whys. Released Nov. 27, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 30, 1927, page 2037. 
Felix the Cat Hits the Deck. Released Dec. 11, 1927. 

Felix the Cat Behind in Front. Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Jan. 14, 1928, page 143. 

Felix the Cat in the Smoke Scream. Released Jan. 8, 1927. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1927, page 575. 

Felix the Cat in Draggin’ th’ Dragon. Released Jan. 22, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 643. 

Felix the Cat in the Oily Bird. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, page 825. 

Felix the Cat in Chm Sweet Ohm. Released Feb. 19, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

Felix the Cat in Japanicky. Released Mar. 4, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 31, 1928. page 1042. 

Felix the Cat in Pclly-tics. Released Mar. 18, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 14, 1928, page 1214. 

Felix the Cat in Comic alamities. Released Apr. 1, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1274. 

Felix the Cat in Sure-Locked Homes. Released Apr. 15, 1928. Reviewed May 5, 1928, page 1493. 

Felix the Cat in Esk’motive. Released Apr. 29, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

Felix the Cat in Arabiantics. Released May 13, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1908. 

Felix the Cat in In and Out-Laws. Released May 27, 1928. Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Felix the Cat in Outdoor Indcre. Released June 10, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2195. 
Felix the Cat in Futuritzy. Released June 24, 1928. Reviewed July 21, 1928, page 220 . 

Felix the Cat in Astronomeows. Released July 8, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 18, 1928, page 549. 

Felix the Cat in Jungle Bungles. Released July 22, 1928. 

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THE GUMPS SERIES. Produced by Samuel Von Ronkel. Prod. Distributed by Universal. Featuring 

Joe Murphy and Fay Tincher. Length, 2 reels. 

Too Much Sleep.. Director, Francis Corby. Released Sept. 19, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 712, 
A Battle Scared Hero. Director, Francis Corby. Released Oct. 3, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, 

page 998. 

When Greek Meets Greek. Director, Robert Kerr. Released Oct. 17, 1927. *Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, 
page 1109. 

And How, Director, Francis Corby. Released Oct. 31, 1927. 

Ocean Bruises. Director, Francis Corby. Released Nov. 14, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 
A Total Loss. Director, Francis Corby. Released Nov. 28, 1927. 

Andy Nose His Onions. Director, Robert Kerr. Released Dec. 12, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 

1828. 

The Mild West. Director, Robert Kerr, Released Dec 26, 1927. 

A Case of Scotch. Director, Francis Corby. Released Jan. 9, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1973. 
Any Old Count. Director, Francis Corby. Released Jan. 23, 1928. 

The Cloud Buster. Director, Vin Moore. Released Feb. 6, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 21, 1928, page 214. 
Out in the Rain, Director, Francis Corby. Released Feb. 20, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928, page 283. 



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HAIRBREADTH HARRY COMEDIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass 
Pictures Corp. Length, 2 reels. 

Foiled. Released Sept. 5, 1927. 

Dirty Work. Released Oct. 17, 1927. 

The Villain. Released Nov. 28, 1927. 

Nutty But Nice. Released Jan. 9, 1928. 

Moonshine and Noses, Released Feb. 20, 1928. 

LLOYD HAMILTON COMEDIES. Produced by Lloyd Hamilton Corp. Distributed by Educational 
Film Exchanges. Star, Lloyd Hamilton. Director, Norman Taurog. Length, 2 reels. 

At Ease. Released Sept. 4, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 712. 

New Wrinkles. Released Oct. 30, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 

Papa’s Boy. Released Dec. 18. 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9. 1927. page 1828. 

Always a Gentleman. Released Feb. 5. 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 

Between Jobs. Released March 18, 1928. 

Blazing Away. Released April 22, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, page 1154. 

A Home Made Man. Released June 17, 1928. Reviewed June 9. 1928, page 1970. 

Listen. Children. Released July 22, 1928. Reviewed July 14, 1928, page 147, 

HENRY AND POLLY COMEDIES. Produced by Gaiety Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Starring 

Leah Baird and Taylor Holmes. Director, L. C. Windorn. Length, 2 reels. 

Should a Mason Tell? Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

Their Second Honeymoon. Released Oct. 16. 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

King Harold, Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 1501. 

HAROLD HIGHBROW COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Star, 
Ben Hall. Length, 2 reels. 

Monkey Shines. Director, Doran Cox. Released Sept. 26, 1927. 

Hot Stuff. Director, Doran Cox. Released Oct. 24. 1927. Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1185. 

The Scrambled Honeymoon. Director. Doran Cox. Released Nov. 21, 1927, 

A Rattling Good Time.. Director, Max Kimmich. Released Dec. 19, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, 
page 1905. 

So This is Sapp Center. Director, Doran Cox. Released Jan. 16, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 30, 1927, 
page 2036. 

Mistakes Will Happen. Director, Doran Ccx. Released Feb, 13, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 21, 1928, page 
214. 

Social Lions. Director, Doran Cox. Released Mar. 12, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 575. 

Special Edition. Director. Doran Cox. Released Apr. 9, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 897. 
Money Money Money. Director, Doran Cox. Released May 7, 1928, Reviewed Apr. 14, 1928, page 1214. 
The Tricky Trickster. Director, Max Kimmich. Released June 4, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 
1706. 

Her Haunted Heritage. Director, Doran Cox. Released July 2, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1908. 
The Trackless Trolley. Director, Doran Cox. Released July 30, 1928. 

EDWARD EVERETT HORTON COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Starring Edward Everett Horton. Length, 2 reels. 

Find the King. Director, J. A. Howe. Released Nov. 5, 1927. 

Dad’s Choice. Director J. A. Howe. Released Jan. 7, 1928- 
Behind the Counter. Director, J. A. Howe, Released Mar. 3, 1928. 

Scrambled Weddings. Director. W. T. Barrows. Released June 30, 1928. 

Horse Shy. Director, J. A. Howe. Released May 19, 1928. 



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IMPERIAL COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp, Length, 2 reels. 

Twenty Legs Under the Sea. Star, Jean Lorraine. Director, Robert Ray. Released Seipt. II, 1927. 
Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1109. 

Her Blue Black Eyes. Star, Eddie Clayton. Director, Gene Forde. Released Oct. 9, 1927. Reviewed 
Nov. 4, 1927, page 1442. 

A Silly Sailor. Star, Gene Cameron. Director. Wallace MacDonald. Released Nov. 20, 1927, 

Hold Your Hat. With Sally Phipps and Nick Stuart. Director, Billy West. Released Jan. 15, 1928. 
Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 965. 

Love is Blonde. With David Rollens and Dione Ellis. Director, Zion Myers. Released Feb. 26, 1928. 
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Old Wives Who Knew, Star, Hallam Cooley. Director, Billy West. Released April 8, 1928. Reviewed 
May 26, 1928, page 1787. 

Jack and Jilted. With Pat Cunning and Marjorie King. Director, Billy West. Released May 27, 
1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1788. 

Daisies Won’t Yell. With Benny Rubin and Carvl Lincoln. Director, Jasper Blystone. Released 
July 8, 1928. 

Her Mother’s Back. Star, Billy Bletcher. Directors, Gene Forde and Jasper Blystone. Released 
Aug. 19, 1928. Reviewed Aug, 4, 1928, page 414. 

INKWELL IMPS CARTOONS. Produced by Max Fleischer. Distributed by Paramount. Length, 
1 reel. 

Koko the Knight. Released Sept. 3, 1927. 

Koko Hops Off. Released Sept. 17, 1927. 

Koko the Kop. Released Oct. 1, 1927. 

Koko Explores. Released Oct. 15, 1927. 

Koko Chops Suey, Released Oct. 29, 1927. 

Koko’s Klock. Released Nov. 12, 1927. 

Koko Kicks. Released Nov. 26, 1927. 

Koko’s Quest. Released Dec. 10, 1927. 

Koko the Kid. Released Dec. 24, 1927. 

Koko’s Kink. Released Jan. 7, 1928. 

Koko’s Kozy Komer. Released Jan. 21, 1928. 

Koko’s Jerm Jam, Released Feb. 4, 1928. 

Koko’s Bawth. Released F’eb. 18, 1928. 

Koko’s Smoke. Released Mar. 3, 1928. 

Koko’s Tattoo. Released Mar. 17, 1928. 

Koko’s Earth Control. Released Mar. 31, 1928. 

Koko’s Hot Dog. Released Apr. 14, 1928. 

Koko’s Haunted House. Released Apr. 28, 1 928- 
Koko Lamps Aladdin. Released May 12, 1928. 

Koko Squeals. Released May 26, 1928. 

Koko’s Field Daze. Released June 9, 1928. 

Koko Goes Over. Released June 23, 1928. 

Koko’s Catch. Released July 7, 1928. 

Koko’s Chase. Released Aug. il, 1928. 

Koko Heaves Ho. Released Aug. 25, 1928. 

IZZIE AND LIZZIE COMEDIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass 
Pictures Corp. Length, 2 reels, 

Nize People. Released Oct. 10, 1927. 

Monkey Business. Released Nov. 21, 1927. 

Movie Mania. Released Feb. 13, 1928. 




KARNIVAL COMEDIES. Produced by Larry Darmour for Standard Cinema Corp. Released by FBO 
Pictures Corp. Director, A1 Herman. Length, 2 reels. 

A Social Error. Star, A1 Cooke. Released Jan. 23, 1928, Retvicwed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 

All Washed Up. Star, A1 Cooke. Released Feb. 6, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 573. 

Rah Rah Rexie. Star, A1 Cooke. Released Feb. 20, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 573. 

Too Many Hisses. Star, A1 Cooke. Released March 5, 1928. 

Top Hats, Star, A1 Cooke. Released March 19, 1928. 

Are Husbands People. Star, A1 Cooke. Released April 2, 1928. 

My Kingdom for a Hearse. Star, A1 Cooke. Released April 16, 1928. 

After the Squall. Star, A1 Cooke. Released April 30, 1928. 

Restless Bachelors. With A1 Cooke and Barney Hallum. Released May 14, 1928. 

Silk Sock Hal. With A1 Cooke and Barney Hallum. Released May 28, 1928. 

Come Meal. With A1 Cooke and Barney Hallum. Released June 11, 1928. 

Almost a Gentleman, With A1 Cooke and Barney Hallum. Released June 25, 1928. 



KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES SERIES. Produced by Stern Bros. Distributed by Universal 
Pictures Corp. Featuring Harry Long, Stella Adams, Addie McPhail and Gene Laymon. Director, 
Gus Meins. Length, 2 reels. 

Keeping in Trim. Released Sept. 7, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, page 526. 

Society Breaks. Released Oct. 5, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 998. 

Passing the Joneses. Released Nov. 2, 1927, 

Showing Off. Released Dec. 7, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 18, 1927, page 1578. 

Horse Play. Released Jan. 4, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1904. 

Start Something. Released Feb, 1, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 14, 1928, page 142. 

Indoor Golf. Released Mar. 7, 1928. 

Her Only Husband. Released Apr. 4, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

A Big Bluff. Released May 2, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, page 1154. 

A Full House. Released June 13, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

Reel Life. Released July 4, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1908, 

McGinis vs. Jones. Released August 8, 1928. 



RAZY KAT CARTOONS. Produced by Charles B. Mintz. 

mount. Length, 1 reel. 

School Days. Released Sept. 10, 1927. 

Rail Rode. Released Sept. 24, 1927. 

Tired Wheels. Released Oct, 8, 1927. 

Topsey Turvey. Released Oct. 22, 1927. 

The Pie Curs. Released Nov. 5, 1927. 

For Crime’s Sake. Released Nov. 19, 1927. 

Milk Made. Released Dec. 3, 1927. 

The Stork Exchange. Released Dec. 17, 1927. 

Grid Ironed. Released Dec. 31, 1927, 

Pig Styles. Released Jan 14, 1928. 

Shadow Theory. Released Jan. 28, 1928. 
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A Hunger Strike. Released Feb. 25, 1928. 

Wired and Fired. Released Mar. 10, 1928. 

Love Sunk. Released Mar, 24, 1928. 

Tong Tied. Released April 7, 1928. 

A Bum Steer. Released April 21, 1928. 

Gold Bricks. Released May 5, 1928. 

The Long Count. Released May 19, 1928. 

The Patent Medicine Kid. Released June 2, 1928. 

Stage Coached. Released June 16, 1926. 

The Rain Dropper. Released June 30, 1928. 

The Companionate Mirage. Released July 14, 1928. 

News Reeling. Released Aug. 4, 1928. 

Baby Feud. Released Aug. 18, 1928. 



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LUPINO LANE COMEDIES. Produced by Lupino Lane Comedy Corp. Distributed by Educational 
Film Exchanges. Star, Lupino Lane. Length, 2 reels. 

A Half-Pint Hero. Director Charles Lamont. Released Sept. 18, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, 

page 711. 

Some Scout. Director, Mark Sandrich. Released Nov. 6, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

Hello Sailor. Directors, Mark Sandrich and Wallace Lupino. Reeased Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Dec 
16, 1927, page 1905. 

Sword Points. Director Mark Sandrich. Released Feb. 12, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 31, 1927, page 2091. 

Listen Sister. Director, Clem Beauchamp. Released March 25, 1928. Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 
966. 

Hectic Days. Director, Henry W, George. Released June 17, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

Roaming Romeo. Director. Henry W. George. Released July 29, 1928. Reviewed July 21, 1928, 

page 220. 

Fandango. Director, Henry W. George. Released May 6, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 14, 1928, page 1214. 

LET GEORGE DO IT COMEDIES. Produced by Stern Bros. Distributed by Universal Pictures 

Corp. Star, Sid Saylor. Length, 2 reels. 

George Steps Out. Director, Gus Meins. Released Sept. 28, 1927. 

Picking on George. Director, Gus Meins. Released Oct. 26, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1184. 

The Disordered Orderly. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Nov. 9, 1927. 

On Deck. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Nov. 30, 1927. 

Model George. Director, Gus Meins. Released Dec. 28. 1927. 

High Flyin’ George. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Jan. 25, 1928. 

Man of Letters. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Feb. 15, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928. page 283. 

George’s False Alarm. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Feb. 29, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, 
page 380-D, 

Watch George. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released March 28, 1928. Reviewed March 3, 1928, 
page 764. 

When George Hops. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Agril 25, 1928. Reviewed March 31, 1928, 
page 1042. 

Sailor George. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released May 9, 1928. Reviewed April 14, 1928, page 1214. 

George’s School Daze. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released May 30, 1928, Reviehved May 5, 1928, 
page 1494. 

George Meets George. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released June 20, 1928. Reviewed May, 19, 1928, 
page 1706. 

Big Game George. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released July 18, 1928. Reviewed Sept. 1, 1928, 
page 737. 

She’s My Girl. Director, Samuel Newfield. Released Aug. 22, 1928. Reviewed July 28, 1928, 
page 290. 

LUCKY STRIKE COMEDIES. Produced by West Bros, Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass Pic- 
tures Corp. Length, 2 reels. 

Near Dear. Released Sept. 12, 1927. 

Flirting with the Movies. Released Dec. 5, 1927. 

Some Baby. Released Jan. 16, 1928. 

Homing Birds. Released Feb. 27, 1928. 




McDOUGAL ALLEY COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Bray Prod., Inc. Featuring McDougal 
Alley Kids, Length, 2 reels. 

Spooks. Released Sept. 10, 1927. 

Magic Game. Released Oct. 10, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927. page 1756. 

Fat and the Canary. Released Oct. 10, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1828. 

Mr. Pooh. Released Dec. 10, 1927. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, page 76. 

Cat Tales. Released Jan. 10, 1928. 

Cutting Up.. Released Feb. 10, 1928. Reviewed March 17, 1928, page 897. 

Fowl Play. Released March 10, 1928. 

Bathing Beauty Babies. Released April 10, 1928. 

Kids, Cats and Cops. Released May 10, 1928. 

MICKEY McGUIRE COMEDIES. Produced by Larry Darmour for Standard Cinema Corp. Distrib- 
uted by FBO Pictures Corp. Star, Mickey Yule. Length, 2 reels. 

Mickey’s Circus. Director, A1 Herman. Released Sept. 4, 1927. 

M : ckey’s Pals. Director, A1 Herman. Released Oct. 3, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 
Mickey’s Eleven. Director, A1 Herman. Released Nov. 7, 1927. 

Mickey’s Battle. Director, A1 Herman, Released Dec. 5, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 
Mickey’s Parade. Director, A1 Herman. Released Jan. 2, 1928. 

Mickey in School. Director, A1 Herman. Released Feb. 6, 1928. 

Mickey’s Nine. Director, A1 Herman. Released March 5, 1928. 
t lickey’s Little Eva. Director, A1 Herman. Released April 2, 1928. 

Mickey’s Wild West. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released May 7, 1928. 



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Mickey in Love, Director, Earl Montgomery. Released June 4, 1928. 

Mickey’s Triumph.. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released July 2, 1928. 

Mickey's Babies. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released Aug. 7, 1928. 

MERMAID COMEDIES. Produced by Jack White Comedy Corp. Distributed by Educational Film 
Exchanges. Length, 2 reels. 

Batter Up. Star, George Davis. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released, Sept. 11, 1927. Reviewed 
Sept. 16, 1927, page 858. 

Fox Tales, With Jerry Drew and Phil Dunham. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released, Sept. 25, 1927. 
Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

Seeing Stars. Star, George Davis. Direc or, Stephen Roberts. Released, Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed 
Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 

Brunettes Prefer Gentlemen. Star, Jerry Drew. Director, Charles Lamont. Released Nov. 6, 1927. 
Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

Red Hot Bullets. With Eddie Quillan and George Davis. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released, Nov. 

27, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

Nothing Flat. Star, George Davis. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released Dec. 11, 1927, Reviewed 
Dec. 16, 1927, page 1905. 

Racing Mad. Star, A1 St. John. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released Tan. 8, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 

28, 1928, page 283. 

High Strung. Star, Jerry Drew. Director, Mark Sandrich. Released Jan. 29, 1928. Reviewed Feb, 
4, 1928. page 380-C. 

His Maiden Voyage. Star George Davis. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released Feb. 26, 1928. Re- 
viewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 

Indiscreet Pete. Star, Jerry Drew. Director, Harry Sweet. Released March 11, 1928. Reviewed 
March 10, 1928, page 825. 

Kitchen Talent. Star, George Davis. Director, Stephen Roberts. Released April 15, 1928. Reviewed 
March 31, 1928, page 1042. 

MIKE AND IKE COMEDIES. Produced by Stern Bros. Distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. 
Length, 2 reels. 

Dancing Fools. With Charles King. Charles Dorety and Ethlyne Clair. Director, Francis Corby. 

Released Sept. 21, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 711. 

AH For Uncle. With Charles King. Charles Dorety and Thelma Daniels. Director, Francis Corby. 

Released Oct. 19, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1109. 

Oh Mabel! With Charles King, Charles Dorety and Thelma Daniels. Director, Francis Corby. 

Released Nov. 23, 1927. 

There’s a Will. With Charles King, Charles Dorety and Thelma Daniels. Director, Francis Corby. 
Released Dec. 21, 1927. 

Dates for Two. With Charles King and Charles Dorety. Director, Francis Corby. Released Jan. 

18, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 31. 1927, page 2090. 

What a Party, With Charles King and Charles Dorety. Director, Francis Corby. Released Feb. 

22, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928. page 380-D. 

No Blondes Allowed. With Charles King and Charles Dorety. Director, Francis Corby. Released 

March 21, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 613. 

Taking the Count, With Charles King and Charles Dorety. Director, Francis Corby. Released April 
18, 1928. Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 965. 

Women Chasers. With Joe Young and Ned LaSalle. Director, Francis Corby. Released May 16, 1928. 
Reviewed March 21, 1928, page 1274. 

Whose Wife. With Joe Young and Ned LaSalle. Director, Francis Corby. Released June 6, 1928. 
Reviewed May 12, 1928, page 1589. 

Cash Customers. With Joe Young and Ned LaSalle. Director, Roland Asher. Released July 11, 

1928. 

B-oke Out. With Joe Young and Ned LaSalle. Director, Roland Asher. Released Aug. 1, 1928. 

Husbands Won’t Tell. With Joe Young and Ned LaSalle. Director, Francis Corby. Released Aug. 

29, 1928. Reviewed Sept. 1, 1928, page 737. 



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NEWLYWEDS AND THEIR BABY SERIES. Produced by Stern Bros. Distributed by Universal. 
Star. Snookums. Length, 2 reels. 

Newlyweds’ Troubles. Director, Gus Meins. Released Sept. 5, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, 
page 526. 

Newlyweds’ Surprise. Director, Gus Meins. Released Oct. 3, 1927. Reviewed Sept, 30, 1927, page 998. 

Newlyweds’ Mistake. Director, Gus Meins. Released Nov. 7, 1927. 

Newlyweds’ Christmas Party. Director, Gus Meins. Released Dec. 5, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 4, 1927, 
page 1442. 

Newlyweds’ Advice. Director, Francis Corby. Released Jan. 2, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1904, 

Newlyweds’ Servant. Director, Gus Meins. Released Feb. 6. 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380- B. 

Newlyweds’ Success. Director, Gus Meins. Released March 5. 1928. Reviewed Feb. 11, 1928, page 453. 

Newlyweds’ Friends. Director, Gus Meins. Released April 2, 1928. Reviewed March 10, 1928, page 826, 

Newlyweds’ Imagination. Director, Gus Meins. Released May 7, 1928. Reviewed April 14, 1928, 

page 1214. 

Newlyweds’ Happy Day. Director, Francis Corby. Released June 4, 1928. Reviewed May 12, 1928, 
nage 1589. / 

Newlyweds’ False Alarm. Director, Francis Corby. Released July 2, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, 
page 1908. 

Newlyweds’ Anniversary. Director, Francis Corby. Released Aug. 16, 1928. 



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OSWALD CARTOONS, Produced by Winkler Prod., Inc., Distributed by Universal. Length, 1 reel 
Trolley Troubles. Released Sept. 5, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, page 526. 

Oh Teacher. Released Sept. 19, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 712. 

The Mechanical Cow. Released Oct. 3, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, page 526. 

Great Guns. Released Oct. 17, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, page 526, 

All Wet. Released Oct. 31, 1927. 



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The Ocean Hop. Released Nov. 14, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

The Banker’s Daughter. Released Nov. 28, 1927. 

Empty Socks. Released Dec. 12, 1927. 

Rickety Gin. Released Dec, 26, 1927. 

Harem Scarem. Released Jan. 9, 1928. 

Neck ’n Neck. Released Jan. 23, 1928. 

The Ole Swimmin’ Ole. Released Feb. 6, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 613. 

Africa Before Dark. Released Feb. 20, 1928. Reviewed April 7, 1928, page 1154. 

Rival Romeos. Released March 5, 1928. Reviewed April 7, 1928, page 1154. 

Bright Lights, Released March 19, 1928. Reviewed Ajril 7, 1928, page 1154. 

Sagebrush Sadie. Released April 2, 1928. Reviewed May 5, 1928, page 1494. 

Ride ’Em Plowboy. Released April 16, 1928. Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 963. 

Ozzie of the Mounted. Released April 30, 1928. Reviewed April 7, 1928, page 1154. 

Hungry Hoboes. Released May 14, 1928. Reviewed April 21, 1928, page 1274. 

Oh, What a Knight. Released May 28, 1928. Reviewed May 5, 1928, page 1494. 

Poor Papa. Released June 11, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1705. 

The Fox Chase. Released June 25, 1928, Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

Tall Timber. Released July 9, 1928. Reviewed June 16, 1928, page 2038. 

Sleigh Bells. Released July 23, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2195. 

High Up. Released Aug. 6, 1928. 

Hot Dog. Released Aug. 20, 1928. Reviewed July 28, 1928, page 289. 

OUR GANG COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. Featuring Children. 

Length, 2 reels. 

Olympic Games. Director, Anthony Mack. Released Sept. 11, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 711. 
Chicken Feed. Directors, Anthony Mack and Charles Oelze. Released Nov. 6, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 
4, 1927, page 1442. 

Playin’ Hookey. Director, Anthony Mack. Released Jan. 1, 1928. 

The Smile Wins. Director, Robert McGowan. Released Feb. 26, 1928. Reviewed March, 3, 1928, 

page 754. 

OUR GANG COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Featuring 
Children. Length, 2 reels, 

Yale vs. Harvard. Director, Robert F. McGowan. Released Sept. 24, 1927. 

The Old Wallop. Director, Robert F. McGowan. Released Oct. 22, 1927. Reviewed March 3, 1928, 

page 754. 

Heebee Jeebees. Director, Anthony Mack. Released Nov. 19, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 

Dog Heaven. Director, Anthony Mack. Released Dec. 17, 1927. Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 964. 
Spook Spoofing. Director, Robert McGowan. Released Jan. 14, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 14, 1928, page 142. 
Rainy Days. Director, Anthony Mack. Released Feb. 11, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 643. 
Edison, Marconi and Co. Director, Anthony Mack. Released March 10, 1928, Reviewed April 7, 
1928, page 1153. 

Bamum & Ringling, Inc. Director, Robert F. McGowan. Released April 7, 1928. Reviewed April 21, 
1928, page 1274. 

Fair and Muddy. Director, Charles Oelze. Released May 5, 1928. Reviewed May 12, 1928, page 1589. 

Crazy House. Director, Robert McGowan. Released June 2, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790, 



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PATHE NOVELTY. Produced by Madeline Brandeis. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 2 reels. 

Young Hollywood 1 . With Eric Von Stroheim, Jr., Billy Reid, Barbara Denny. Director, Robt. T. 
Thornby. Released Nov. 27, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 

PUFFY-COHEN SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Starring Charles 
Puffy, Length, 2 reels. 

Horns and Orange Blossoms. Director, Harry Sweet. Released Jan. 30, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, 
page 76. 

The Prince and the Papa. Director, Harry Sweet. Released Feb. 13, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 21, 1928, 

All Balled Up. Director, Harry Sweet and Clarence Hennecke. Released Feb, 27, 1928. Reviewed 
Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-C. 

His In-Laws. Director, Marcel Perez. Released March 12, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 574. 
Some Babies. Director, Ralph Ceder. Released March 26, 1928. Reviewed March 3, 1928, page 754. 
Married Bachelors. Director, Ralph Ceder. Released April 9, 1928. Reviewed March 17, 1928, page 897. 



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ROACH STARS COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 2 reels. 
Sailors, Beware! Star, Stan Laurel. Director, Hal Yates. Released Sept. 25, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 
1927, page 998. 

Now I’ll Tell One. Star, Charley Chase. Director, James Parrott. Released Oct. 5, 1927. Reviewed 
Oct. 14, 1928, page 1184. 

Should Second Husbands Come First? Star, Max Davidson, Director, Leo McCarey. Released Oct. 
23, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

Do Detectives Think? Star, Stan Laurel. Director, Fred Guiol. Released Nov. 20, 1927. Reviewed 
Nov. 18, 1927, page 1578. 

Assistant Wives. Star, Charley Chase. Director, James Parrott. Released Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed 

Flaming Fathers? 8 Star, Max Davidson. Director, Leo McCarey. Released Dec. 18, 1927. Reviewed 

Should Tall Men Marry. Director, Clyde Bruckman. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, 

Flying Elephants. Director, Frank Butler. Released Feb. 12, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 11, 1928, page 453. 
Galloping Ghosts. Director, James Parrott. Released March 11, 1928. Reviewed March 3, 1928, 

page 753. 



ROACH STAR COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
ring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Length 2 reels 
Sugar Daddies. Director, Fred Guiol. Released Sept. 10, 1927. 

The Second Hundred Years. Director, Fred Guiol. Released Oct. 8, 1927. 



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Hats Off. Director, Hal Yates. Released Nov. 5, 1927. 

Putting the Pants on Philip. Director, Clyde Bruckman. Released Dec. 3, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 

1927, page 1872. 

Battle of the Century. Director, Clyde Bruckman, Released Dec. 31, 1927. 

Leave ’Em Laughing. Director, Clyde Bruckman. Released Jan. 28, 1928. Reviewed March 3, 1928, 

page 754. 

The Finishing Touch. Director, Clyde Bruckman. Released Feb. 25, 1928. Reviewed April 7, 1928, 
page 1154. 

From Soup to Nuts. Director, Edgar L. Kennedy. Released March 24, 1928. Reviewed April 21, 

1928, page 1274. 

You’re Dam Tootin’. Director, Edgar L. Kennedy. Released April 21, 1928, Reviewed May 12, 

1928, page 1589. 

Their Purple Moment. Director, Fred Guiol. Released May 19, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, 

page 1788. 




LARRY SEMON COMEDIES. Produced by Chadwick Prod., Inc. Distributed by Educational Film 
Exchanges. Star and director, Larry Semon. Length, 2 reels. 

The Stunt Man. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 99S. 

Oh What a Maui, Released Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

Dummies. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1973. 

A Simple Sap. Released Feb. 12, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 644. 

MACK SENNETT COMEDIES. Produced by Mack Sennett. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 2 reels. 
The Golf Nut. Star, Billy Bevan. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Sept, 4, 1927. 

A Gold Digger of Weepah. Star, Billy Bevan. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Oct. 2, 1927. 
Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 998. 

Daddy Boy. Star, Ben Turpin. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed, Oct. 
21, 1927, page 1264. 

For Sale a Bungalow. With Madeline Hurlock and Eddie Quillan. Director, Earle Rodney, Released 
Oct. 30, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

The Bull Fighter. With Madeline Hurlock and Eddie Quillan. Director, Earle Rodney. Released Nov. 
27, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 

Fiddlesticks. Star, Harry Langdon. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Nov. 27, 1927. Reviewed 
Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648, 

The Girl From Everywhere. Star, Daphne Pollard. Director, Eddie Cline. Released Dec. 11, 1927. 
Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 

Love in a Police Station. With Madeline Hurlock and Eddie Quillan. Director, Earle Rodney. 

Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1973. 

Run, Girl, Run! Star, Daphne Pollard. Director, Alf Goulding. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Reviewed 
Jan, 14, 1928, page 142. 

The Beach Club. Star, Billy Bevan. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Jan. 22, 1928. Reviewed 
Jan. 14, 1928, page 142. 

Love at First Flight. Star, Daphne Pollard. Director, Eddie Cline. Released Jan. 29, 1928. Reviewed 
Jan. 21, 1928, page 214. 

The Best Mam. Star, Billy Bevan. Director, Harry Edwards. Released Feb. 19, 1928. Reviewed 
Feb, 11, 1928, page 454. 

The Swim Princess. Star, Daphne Pollard. Director, Alf Goulding. Released Feb. 26, 1928. Reviewed 
March 3, 1928, page 754. 

The Bicycle Flirt. Star, Billy Bevan. Director, Harry Edwards. Released March 18, 1928. Reviewed 
March 10, 1928, page 824. 

The Girl From Nowhere. Star, Daphne Pollard. Director, Harry Edtvards. Released Aug. 5, 1928. 
Reviewed March 24, 1928, page 966. 

His Unlucky Night. With Billy Bevan and Dot Farley. Director, Harry Edwards, Released Aug. 
12, 1928. 

SKYLARK COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Bray Prod., Inc. Length, 2 reels. 

Fresh and a Devil. With Jack Cooper. Released Sept. 1, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 

His Ticklish Predicament. With Jack Cooper. Released Oct. 1, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, 
page 1265. 

Beauty and the Bump, With Perry Murdock and Nita Cavalier. Released Nov. 1. 1927. 

Way of All Fish. With Jack Cooper. Released Dec. 1, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 
Daze of ’49. With Jack Cooper and Louise Carver. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 
380- C. 

Duke’s Dirty Doings. With Perry Murdock and Nita Cavalier. Released Feb. 1, 1928. Reviewed 
March 17, 1928, page 898. 

Lost in the Lurch. With Perry Murdock and Nita Cavalier. Released March 1, 1928, Reviewed 
March 17, 1928, page 897. 

Figures Do Lie. With Bathing Girls. Released April 1, 1928. 

Hick in Hollywood. With Perry Murdock and Nita Cavalier. Released May 1, 1928. 

SMITH FAMILY COMEDIES. Produced by Mack Sennett. Distrbiuted by Pathe. Starring Mary 
Ann Jackson, Raymond McKee and Ruth Hiatt. Length, 2 reels. 

Smith’s Pony. Director, Alf Goulding. Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

Smith’s Cook. Director, Alf Goulding. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 
Smith’s Cousin. Director, Alf Goulding. Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 1501. 
Smith’s Modiste Shop. Director, Alf. Goulding. Released Dec. 11, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1828. 
Smith’s Holiday. Director, Alf. Golding. Released Jan. 8, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 31, 1927, page 2090. 
Smith’s Army Life. Director, Alf Golding. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-C. 
Smith’s Farm Days. Director, Phil Whitman. Released Mar. 4, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 3, 1928, page 754. 
Smith’s Restaurant. Director, Phil Whitman, Released Aug. 19, 1928. 

The Chicken. Director, Phil Whitman. Released Aug. 26, 1928. 

STANDARD COMEDIES. Produced by Larry Darmour for Standard Cinema Corp. Distributed by 
FBO Pictures Corp. Featuring Fat Karr, Kewpie Ross and Fatty Alexander. Length, 2 reels. 
Wanderers of the Waistline. Director, A1 Herman. Released Sept. 11, 1927. 

Tanks of the Wabash. Director, A1 Herman. Released Oct. 10, 1927. 

Fleshy Devils. Director, A1 Herman, Released Nov. 14, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 
Three Missing Links. Director, Al. Herman. Released Dec. 12, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 

1501. 

Panting Papas. Director, Al Herman. Released Jan. 9, 1928. 



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Oui, Oui, He/'delberg. Director, A1 Herman. Released Feb. 13, 1928 
The Happy Trio. Director, Earl T. Montgomery. Released Mar. 12, 1928, 

All Alike. Director, Earl T. Montgomery. Released Apr. 9, 1928. 

Big Berthas. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released May 14, 1928. 

Heavy Infants. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released June 11, 1928. Reviewed June 16, 1928, page 
2038. 

Standing Pat. Director. Earl Montgomery. Released July 9, 192S. Reviewed July 28, 1928, page 290. 
Joyful Day. Director, Earl Montgomery. Released Aug. 14, 1928. 

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TUXEDO COMEDIES. Produced by Goodwill Comedies, Inc. Distributed by Educational Film Ex- 
changes. Star, Johnny Arthur. Length, 2 reels. 

Scared Silly. Director, Charles Lament. Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 1501. 
Wildcat Valley. Director, Charles Lamont. Released Jan. 22, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 
380- D. 

Visitors Welcome. Director, Harry Sweety Released March 4, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, page 823 
Slippery Head. Director, Norman Taurog. * Released April 29, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1273. 

Blondes Beware. Director, Norman Taurog. Released July 15, 1928. Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Wedded Blisters. Director, Jules White. Released Aug. 26, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 4, 1928, page 414. 

VAN BIBBER COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Star, Tyler Brooke 
Length, 2 reels. 

A Fool and His Honey. Director, Orville Dull. Released Sept. 25, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 4, 1927, page 
1442. 

Four Faces West. Director, Orville Dull. Released Nov. 6, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1904. 

Hot House Hazel. Director, Orville Dull. Released Jan. 1, 1928. 

The Kiss Doctor. Director, Orville Dull. Released Jan. 29, 1928. Reviewed March 17, 1928, page 897. 
Too Many Cookies. Director, Orville Dull. Released March 11. 1928. 

T. Bone for Two. Director, Orville Dull. Released April 22, 1928. 

A Knight of Daze. Director, Billy West. Released June 10, 1928. 

His Favorite Wife. Director, Orville Dull. Released July 22, 1928. Reviewed July 21, 1928, page 219. 

BOBBY VERNON COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Co. Distributed by Paramount. Starring 
Bobby Vernon. Length, 2 reels. 

Crazy to Fly. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Sept. 17, 1927. 

Wedding Wows. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Oct. 22, 1927. 

Splash Yourself. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Dec. 3. 1927. 

Save the Pieces. Director, William Watson. Released Jan. 28, 1928. 

Sweeties. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released March 10, 1928. 

Bugs My Dear. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released April 21, 1928. 

Hold ’Er, Cowboy. Director, William Watson. Released June 2, 1928. 

Stop Kidding. Director, William Holland. Released August 11, 1928. 

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WHIRLWIND COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Bray Prod., Inc. Length, 2 reels. 

Bare Coed. With Perry Murdock and Nita Cavalier. Released Feb. 20, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928 
page 76. 

Barnyard Rivals. With Walter Lantz, Marny Shaw and Tiny Ward. Released Mar. 20, 1928. Re- 
viewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

Her Salty Suiter. Released Apr. 20, 1928. 

Wild Waves. Released May 20 ; 1928. 

Smackem Alley. Released June 20, 1928. 

WINNIE WINKLE COMEDIES. Produced by West Bros. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass Pic- 
tures Corp. Length, 2 reels. 

Winnie Steps Out. Released Oct. 13, 1927. 

Winnie Be Good. Released Nov. 14, 1927. 

Winning Winnie. Released Dec. 26, 1927. 

Winnie’s Winning Ways. Released Mar. 26, 1928. 



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CHAMPION BOY RIDER SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Star, 
Newton House. Length, 2 reels. 

The Riding Whirlwind. Director, Lew Collins. Released Oct. 1, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, 
page 930. 

Red Warning. Director, Lew Collins. Released Oct. 29, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1184. 
Clearing the Trail. Director, Lew Collins. Released Nov. 26. 1927. 

The Racing Wizard. Director, Lew Collins. Released Dec. 24, 1927. 

Riding Gold. Director, Lew Collins. Released Jan. 21, 1928. 

Buckskin Days. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Feb. 18, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928, page 283. 
Winged Hoofs. Director, Lew Cobins. Released March 17, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1923, page 613. 

A Son of the Frontier. Director, Walter Fabian. Released April 14, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, 
page 897. 

The Untamed. Director, Lew Collins. Released May 12, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 14, 1928, page 1214. 
The Fighting Kid. Director, Josef Lcvigard. Released June 9, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 
The Ride for Htlp. Director. Walter Fabian. Released July 7, 1928. 

** — *** Romance. Director. Walter Fsihian., Released Aug. 4, 1928. 



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COLOR CLASSICS. Produced by Colorarf Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Tiffany-Stahl Prod. Length, 
1 reel. 

King of Sports. Released Sept. 15 w 1927. 

Memories. Released Oct. 1, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 9. 1927, page 782. 

Roaming ’Round the Caribbean. Released Oct. 15, 1927. 

The Bridal of Pennacook. Released Nov. 1, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 

Comrades. Released Nov. 15, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 

Romany Love. Released Dec. 1, 1927. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 573. 

Rose of Killamey. Released Dec. 15, 1927. 

North of Suez. Released Jan. 1, 1928. 

Scarface. Released Jan. 15, 1928. 

Treasure Land. Released Feb. 1, 1928. 

Souvenirs. Released Feb. 15, 1928. 

Marcheta. Released Mar. 1, 1928. 

Mission Bells. Released Mar. 15, 1928. 

A Perfect Day. Released Apr. 1, 1928. 

The Red Man’s Home. Released Apr. 15, 1928. 

Girls of Today. Released May 1, 1928. 

Tom, Dick or Harry. Released May 15, 1928. 

When Dreams Come True. Released June 1, 1928. 

The Tenderfoot. Released June 15, 1928. 

Maude Muller. Released July 1, 1928. 

The Love Charm. Released July 15, 1928. 

Gold. Released Aug. 1, 1928. 



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GREAT EVENTS SERIES. Produced by Technicolor Corp. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
Length, 2 reels. 

The Flag. With F. X. Bushman. Director, Arthur Maude. Released Oct. 1, 1927. Reviewed Feb. 18, 
1928, page 574. 

Buffalo Bill's Fight. With Duke Lee. Director, John W. Noble. Released Nov. 26, 1927. Reviewed 
Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 

The Lady of Victories. With Agnes Ayres. Director, R. Wm. Neill. Released Jan. 21, 1928. 
Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 643. 

The Czarina’s Secret. With Olga Baclanova. Director, R. Wm. Neill. Released Mar. 17, 1928. 

The Virgin Queen. With Forrest Stanley, Dorothy Dwan and Aileen Manning. Director, R. Wm. 

Neill. Released May 12, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1707. 

Cleopatra. With Dorothy Revier and Robert Ellis. Director, R. Wm. Neill. Released July 7, 1928. 

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES. Produced by Cardinal Prod. Distributed by Weiss Bros. Artclass Pic- 
tures Corp. Length 3 reels. 

The Goose Girl. Released Sept. 1, 1927. 

Old Woman in the Wood. Released Oct. 1, 1927. 

Little Snow White. Released Nov. 1, 1927. 

Aladdin and His Lamp. Released Jan. 1, 1928. 



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HAMPTON PRODUCTIONS. Produced by Colorart Distributed by Educational Film Exchanges. 
Star, Hope Hampton. Length, 2 reels. 

The Call of the Sea. Director, Harold L. Hall. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed, Dec. 31, 1927, 
page 2090. 

Love’s Springtime. Director, Leonce Perret. Released Feb. 12, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 897. 



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NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. 
Star, Jack Perrin. Length, 2 reels. 

Danger Ahead. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Released Sept. 24, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 711. 

South of the Northern Lights. Director, Josef Levigard. Released O'ct. 22, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 

1927, page 1109. 

Blind Man’s Bluff. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Released Nov. 19, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, 
page 1343. 

King of Hearts. Director, Josef Levigard. Released Dec. 17. 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1828. 
Bare Fists. Director, Josef Levigard. Released Jan. 14, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927. page 1973. 
Sealed Orders. Director, Josef Levigard. Released Feb. 11, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28. 1928, page 283. 
Madden of the Mounted. Director, Josef Levigard. Released March 10, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 11, 

1928, page 453. 

The Ring Leader. Director, Josef Levigard. Released April 7, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, page 826. 
Code of the Mounted. Director, Josef Levigard. Released May 5, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, 
page 1154. 

Dangerous Trail. Director, Josef Levigard. Released June 2, 1928. Reviewed May 5, 1928, page 1494. 

The Iron Code. Director, Josef Levigard. Released June 30, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1789. 

Yukon Gold. Director, Josef Levigard. Released July 28, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2196. 
The Ruse. Director, Josef Levigard. Released Aug. 25, 1928. Reviewed July 28, 1928, page 290. 



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PARAMOUNT NOVELTIES. Produced by Charles B. Mintz. Distributed by Paramount. Length, 
2 reels. 

A Short Tail. Director, Hal. Sintzenich. Released Sept. 10, 1927. Reviewed Apr. 28, 1928, page 1347. 
Fantasy. Star, Charlotte Stevens. Director. Andrew L. Stone. Released Oct. 15. 1927. 

Toddles. Star, Buddy (dog). Director, Hal Sintzen : ch. Released Dec. 10, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, 
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Frenzy. With Mary Carr and Nigel De Brulier. Released Jan. 14, 1928. 
Adoration. With Nancy Price and Josef Swickard. Released Feb. 25, 1928. 
Knights of the Air. Released March 31, 1928. 

Cruising the Arctic. Released May 5, 1928. 

Alice in Movieland. With Marian Mack. Released June 23, 1928. 

Face Value. Released July 21, 1928. 



STUNT COWBOY SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Starring Bob 
Curwood. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Length, 2 reels. 

The Scrappin’ Fool. Released Sept. 17, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 711. 

The Dangerous Double. Released Oct. 15, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

The Battling Buckaroo. Released Nov. 12, 1027. 

Riding Wild. Released Dec. 10, 1927. 

Boss of the Rancho. Released Jan. 7, 1928. 

The Brand of Courage. Released Feb. 4, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, page 76. 

The Looters. Released March 3, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-C. 

The Payroll Roundup. Released March 31, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 3, 1928, page 754. 

Hidden Money. Released April 28, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 31, 1928, page 1042. 

Framed. Released May 26, 1928. 

The Valiant Rider. Released June 23, 1928. Reviewed May 12, 1928, page 1706. 

The Gold Claim. Released July 21, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2196. 

The Getaway Kid. “Released Aug. 18, 1928. 



TEXAS RANGER SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures Corp. Star, Fred 
Gilman. Length, 2 reels. 

Daze of the West. Director, William Wyler. Released Sept. 3, 1927. 

The Fighting Texan. Director, Josef Levigard. Released Sept. 10, 1927. Reviewed Aug. 19, 1927, 
page 526. 

On Special Duty. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Oct. 8, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 30, 1927, page 998. 

The Law Rider. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Nov. 5, 1927. 

The Smiling Wolf. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Dec. 3, 1927. 

The Lone Ranger. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Dec. 31, 1927. 

Wolves of the Range. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Jan. 28, 1928. 

An Unexpected Hero. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Feb. 25, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928, 

page 283. 

Battling Justice. Director, Walter Fabian. Released March 24, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 643. 

The Gauge of Battle. Director, Walter Fabian. Released April 21, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 24, 1928, 

page 966. 

Fighting Destiny. Director Fabian. Released May 19, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1274. 

The Ambuscade. Director, Josef Levigard. Released June 16, 1928. Reviewed May 19, page 1706. 

The Card of Destiny. Director, Walter Fabian. Released July 14, 1928. Reviewed June 16, 1928,page 2038. 

The Ranger Patrol. Director, Walter Fabian. Released Aug. 11, 1928. 



CURIOSITIES. Produced by Walter Futter. Distributed by Educational. Length, 1 reel. 
Back Home. Released Sept. 25, 19217. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

For Men Only. Released Oct. 30, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

Lovingly Yours. Released Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 

New York’s Sweetheart. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 11, 1928, page 454. 
Rubbernecking. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-D. 

Mother Bird. Released Mar. 4, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 18, 1928, page 573. 

Penny Postals. Released Apr. 1, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 895. 

All Bear. Released Apr. 29, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1274. 

Just for Art. Released May 27, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1908. 



EDUCATIONAL SPECIAL. Produced by Carter De Haven. Distributed by Educational. Length 1 
reel. 

Carter De Haven in Character Studies. Released Nov. 20, 1927. 




FOOTBALL SENSE. Produced by Grantland Rice. Distributed by Pathe. Length, % reel. 
The Kick. Released Oct. 2, 1927. 

The Forward Pass. Released Oct. 9, 1927. 

The Lateral Pass. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 14, 1927, page 1184. 




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Football Field Oacials. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1264. 

The Defensive Half-Backs. Released Nov. 6, 1927. 

The Fair Catch. Released Nov. 13, 1927. 

The Defensive Catch. Released Nov. 20, 1927. 

The Defensive Ends. Released Nov. 27, 1927. 

FOX VARIETIES. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Length, 1 reel. 

Sky Frontiers. Released Sept. 4, 1927. 

Under Colorado Skies. Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

Argentina the Rich. Released Oct. 2, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 4, 1927, page 1443. 

Northern Alaska Today. Released Oct. 16, 1927. 

The Romantic Alhambra. Released Oct. 30, 1927. 

The Moose Country. Released Nov. 13, 1927. 

Lights and Shadows of Sicily. Released Nov. 27, 1027. 

Solitudes. Released Dec. 11, 1927. 

Art Treasures of the Vatican. Released Dec. 25, 1927. 

Arkansas Traveler. Released Jan. 8, 1928. 

Head Hunters of Ecuador. Released Jan. 22, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380- C. 

Jungles of the Amazon. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 21, 1928, page 214. 

Ship Ahoy. Released Feb. 19, 1928. 

The Vintage. Released Mar. 4, 1928. 

The Desert Blooms. Released Mar. 18, 1928. 

On a South Sea Shore. Released Apr. 1, 1928. 

America’s Little Lamb. Released Apr. 15, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1788. 

Spanish Influence. Released Apr. 29, 1928. 



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HODGE PODGE SERIES. Produced by Lyman H. Howe. Distributed by Educational. Length, 1 reel 
Delving into the Dictionary. Released Sept. 11, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 23, 1927, page 930. 

Here and There in Travel-Land. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

Models in Mud. Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927, page 1905. 

A Whirl of Activity. Released Dec. 11, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 31, 1927, page 2091. 

Recollections of a Rover. Released Jan. 8, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-B. 

Star Shots. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 4, 1928, page 380-C. 

How to Please the Public? Released Mar. 11, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 17, 1928, page 898. 

Nicknames. Released Apr. 8, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928, page 1874. 

The Wandering Toy. Released May 6, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1790. 

Pictorial Tidbits. Released June 10, 1928. Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2119. 

Conquering the Colorado. Released July 8, 1928. Reviewed July 14, 1928, page 148. 

The Peep Show. Released Aug. 12, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 18, 1928, page 550. 



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McCALL COLOUR FASHION NEWS. Produced by McCall Colour Fashion News. Distributed by 
Educational. Length, 1 reel. 

Hope Hampton Displaying Creations Parisienne in Colour. Released Dec. 4, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 
1927,, page 1827. 

Paris Fashions in Colour Displayed by Hope Hampton. Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed, Jan. 9, 
1928, page 76. 

M-G-M ODDITIES. Produced by Ufa Prod., Inc. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Length 1 reel. 
Jewels of Venus. Released Sept. 10, 1927. 

Soaring Wings. Released Sept. 24, 1927. 

Dog Days. Released Oct. 8, 1927. 

Hidden Death Traps. Released Oct. 22, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 11, 1926, page 2256. 

Assorted Babies. Released Nov. 5, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

Fight for Life. Released Nov. 19, 1927. 

Winged Death. Released Dec. 3, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 1927, page 1827. 

The Lion Hunt. Released Dec. 17, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1827. 

The Parasol Ant. Released Dec. 31, 1927. 

Perfume and Nicotine. Released Jan. 14, 1928. 

Jungle Round-Up. Released Jan. 28, 1928. Reviewed Oct. 9, 1926, page 1392. 

Children of the Sun. Released Feb. 11, 1928. 

Secrets of the Sea. Released Feb. 25, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 3, 1928, page 753. 

Amazing Lovers. Released Mar. 10, 1928. 

Monarch of the Glen. Released Mar. 24, 1929. Reviewed Jan. 21, 1927, page 235. 

Wicked Kasimir. Released Apr. 7, 1928. 

Primitive Housekeeping. Released Apr. 21, 1928. 

Santuary. Released May 5, 1928. Reviewed July 21, 1928, page 220. 

Golden Fleece. Released May 19, 1928. 

Tokens of Manhood. Released June 2, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1789. 

Palace of Honey. Released June 16, 1928. Reviewed May 26, 1928, page 1789. 

Sleeping Death. Released June 30, 1928. 

A Happy Omen. Released July 14, 1928. 

Nature’s Wizardry. Released July 28, 1928. 

The Eagle’s Nest. Released Aug. 18, 1928. 



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NEWSLAFFS. Produced by Bill Nolan. Distributed by FBO Pictures Corp. Released every two 
weeks. No. 8161 released Sept. 4, 1927; No. 81626, released Aug. 20, 1928. Length, 1 reel. 



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OUTDOOR SKETCHES. Produced by Robert C. Bruce. Distributed by Educational. Length, 1 reel. 
The Cry of Winter-The Hot Place. Released Sept. 18, 1927. Reviewed Sept. 2, 1927, page 712. 

Burning Timber-Rough Country. Releaced Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 7, 1927, page 1110. 

Many Wings-Beside the Still Waters. Released Nov. 20, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 4, 1927, page 1442. 

Injun Food-Moods of the Sea. Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1973. 

Dog Days-The Sun and the Rain. Released Jan. 29, 1928. Reviewed Feb. 25, 1928, page 644. 

Builders of Bridges- When Twilight Comes. Released Feb. 26, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, page 826. 
Feline Frolics-The Tonquin Valley. Released Mar. 25, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 10, 1928, page 825. 

Hints on Hunting-A Day by the Sea. Released Apr. 22, 1928. Reviewed Mar. 31, 1928, page 1042. 

A Peculiar Pair O' Pups-Nobody Home. Released May 20, 19218. Reviewed May 5, 1928, page 1494. 
Thoughts While Fishing-Silver Shadows. Released June 17, 1928. Reviewed June 9, 1928, page 1970. 
Wild Wool-Night Clouds. Released July 15, 1928. Reviewed June 30, 1928, page 2196. 

The Fighting Orphans-Evening Mist. Released Aug. 19, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 4, 1928, page 414. 



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PATHE EDUCATIONALS. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 

Hawaii-the Beautiful. Released Nov. 27, 1927. 

Calcutta. Released Dec. 11, 1927. 

Nature’s Cathedral. Released Dec. 18 ; 1927. 

PATHE REVIEW. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Issued once a week. No. 36 to No. 52, 
released from Sept. 4 to Dec. 25, 1927; No. 1 to No. 35 released from Jan. 1 to Aug. 26, 1928. 
Length, 1 reel. 

PATHE SPECIAL. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 

Winging West. Released May 6, 1928. 

PICTORIAL CLUBS FILM. Produced by Robt. Flaherty. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 

The Twenty Four Dollar Island. Released Jan. 1, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1972. 



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RAREBIT SERIES. Produced by Record Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 2/3 reel. 
The Weaker Sex. Released Sept. 25, 1927. 

From Soup to Nuts. Released Oct. 23, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 

Have a Drink. Released Nov. 20, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 2, 1927, page 1756. 

Just Kidding. Released Dec. 18, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1972. 

Honeymoon Hints. Released Jan. 15, 1928. 

Life Savers. Released Feb. 12, 1928. 

Trees. Released Mar. 11, 1928. 

Animal Snaps. Released Apr. 8, 1928. 

Pleasure Hunting. Released May 27, 1928. 



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SPORTLIGHT SERIES. Produced by Grantland Rice. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 
Horses, Horses. Released Sept. 4, 1927. 

Tackles and Touchdowns. Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

Outwitting Time. Released O'ct. 2, 1927. 

Up the Ladder. Released Oct. 16, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 21, 1927, page 1265. 

Down to the Sea. Released Oct. 30, 1927. Reviewed Oct. 28, 1927, page 1343. 

Alien Antics. Released Nov. 13, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 11, 1927, page 1501. 

Cups and Contenders. Released Nov. 27, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 25, 1927, page 1648. 

Ladies’ Day. Released Dec. 11, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 9, 1927, page 1828. 

Bucking the Handicap. Released Dec. 25, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 23, 1927, page 1973. 

Busy Bodies. Released Jan. 8, 1928. Reviewed Dec. 31, 1927, page 2090. 

Family Frolics. Released Jan. 22, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 14, 1928, page 141. 

Versatility. Released Feb. 5, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 28, 1928, page 283. 

Crowned Heads. Released Feb. 19, 1928. 

Season to Taste. Released Mar. 4, 1928. 

Fun Afoot. Released Mar. 18, 1928. 

Tail Waggers. Released Apr. 1, 1928. . _ 

Clothes and the Game. Released Apr. 15, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 7, 1928, page lb4. 

Matching Wits. Released Apr. 29, 1928. Reviewed Apr. 21, 1928 page 1274. 

Famous Playgrounds. Released May, 13, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928, page 1706. 

Star Builders. Released May 27, 1928. Reviewed May 19, 1928 page 1707. 

Limberlegs. Released June 10, 1928. Reviewed June 2, 1928, page 1908. 

Bath Time. Released June 24, 1928. Reviewed June 23, 1928, page 2117. 

A Fair Affair. Released July 8, 1928. Reviewed Sept. 8, 1928, page 802. 

Bunker Battlers. Released July 22, 1928. , 7 , 7 

The Supple Sex. Released Aug. 5, 1928. Reviewed Sept. 1, 1928, ' 3/ - 

Canned Thrills. Released Aug. 19, 1928. Reviewed Aug. 11, 19-8, page 478. 



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SPORTLIGHTS SPECIALS. Produced by Grantland Rice. Distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 

Fundamental Football. Released Oct. 23, 1927. 

Keeping Fit. Released Nov. 20, 1927. 

Frolics in Frost. Released Dec. 18, 1927. 



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TOPICS OF THE DAY. Produced by Timely Films, Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Issued once a week 
No. 36 to No. 52, released from Sept. 4, to Dec. 25, 1927; No. 1 to No. 35 released front Jan. 1 to 
Aug. 26, 1928. Length, 1 reel. 

TRAVELESQUE SERIES. Produced by C. S. Clancy. Distributed by Pathe. Featuring Will Rogers. 
Length, 1 reel. 

Prowling Around France with Will Rogers. Released Sept. 18, 1927. 

Winging Around Europe with Will Rogers. Released Nov. 20, 1927. Reviewed Nov. 18, 1927, page 1578. 

Exploring England with Will Rogers. Released Dec. 18, 1927. Reviewed Dec. 16, 1927. page 1905. 
Reeling Down the Rhine with Will Rogers. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Reviewed Jan. 7, 1928, page 76. 

Over the Bounding Blue with Will Rogers. Released Feb. 12, 1928., Reviewed Feb. 11, 1928, page 453. 



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WORLD GEOGRAPHY. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Length, 1 reel. 

Women Workers of Old Ceylon. Released Dec. 25, 1927. 

Kashmir, Old and New. Released Jan. 8, 1928. 

Benares. Released Jan. 22, 1928. 



NEWS REELS 



FOX NEWS. Ptoduced and distributed by Fox Film Carp. Issued twice a week, Tuesday and Thurs- 
day. Vol. 8, No. 98 to Vol. 9, No. 99, released from Sept. 2, 1927 to Aug. 31, 1928. 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS. Produced by International News Reel Corp. Distributed by Universal. 

Issued twice a week, Monday and Thursday. No. 71 to No. 106. released from Sept. 1, 1927 to Jan. 

2, 1928; No. 1 to No. 69, released from Jan. 5 to Aug. 29, 1928. 

KINOGRAMS. Produced by Kinogram Publishing Corp. Distributed by Educational Film Exchanges. 

Issued twice a week, Sunday and Thursday. No. 5323 to No. 5426 released from Sept. 1, 1927 to 
Aug. 29, 1928. 

M-G-M NEWS. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwvn-Maver. Issued twice a week. Wednesday 
and Saturday. Vol. 1, No. 6 to Vol. 2, No. 3, released from Sept. 3, 1927 to August 29, 1928. 

PARAMOUNT NEWS. Produced and distributed by Paramount. Issued twice a week. Wednesday and 
. Saturday. Vol. 1, No. 11 to Vol. 2, No. 11 released from Sept. 3, 1927 to August 29, 1928. 

PATHE NEWS. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Issue twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday. 
No. 73 to No. 104, released from Sept. 3 to Dec. 21, 1927; No. 1 to No. 72, released from Dec. 
24, 1927 to Aug. 29, 1928. 



SERIALS 



HAUNTED ISLAND, THE. Produced and distiibuted by Universal. Starring Jack Daugherty. Direc- 
tor, Robert F. Hill. Released, Mai;. 26, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

HEROES OF THE WILD. Produced and distributed by Mascot Pictures Corp. Starring Jack Hoxie 
with Tornado (dog) and White Fury (horse). Director, Harry Webb. Released Nov. 1, 1927. 
Length, 10 episodes. 

ISLE OF SUNKEN GOLD. Produced and distributed by Mascot Pictures Corp. Starring Anita 
Stewart with Duke Kahanamoku. Director, Harry Webb. Released Sept. 1, 1927. Length, 
10 episodes. 

MAN WITHOUT A FACE, THE. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Starring Allene Ray and Walter 
Miller. Director, Spencer G. Bennet. Released Jan. 15, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

Reviewed issue Jan. 14, 1928, page 142. 

MARK OF THE FROG. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Starring Donald Reed and Margaret 
Morris. Director, Arch. 15. Heath. Released Mar 25, 19.8. Length, 10 episodes 
Reviewed Mar. 24, 1928, page 966. 

MASKED MENACE, THE. Produced and distributed bv Pathe. Starring Larry Kent and Jean 
Arthur. Director, Arch. B. Heath. Released Nov. 6, 1927. Length, 10 episodes. 

Reviewed Nov. 4, 1927, page 1442. 




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SCARLET ARROW, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring F.X. Bushman, Jr. Direc- 
tor, Ray Taylor. Released June 4, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

TARZAN THE MIGHTY. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring Frank Merrill and Natalie 
Kingston. Director, Jack Nelson. Released Aug. 13, 1928. Length, 15 episodes. 

Reviewed issue July 21, 1928, page 220. 

TERRIBLE PEOPLE, THE. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Starring Allene Ray and Walter 

Miller. Director, Spencer G. Bennet. Released Aug. 5, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

TRAIL OF THE TIGER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring Jack Daugherty. 
Director, Henry McRae. Released Nov. 7, 1927. Length, 10 episodes. 

Reviewed issue Aug. 5, 1928, page 396. 

VANISHING RIDER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring William Desmond, 

Director, Ray Taylor. Released Jan. 16, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

VULTURES OF THE SEA. Produced and distributed by Mascot Pictures Corp. Starring Johnnie 

Wal':er and Shirley Mason with Tom Santschi, Boris Karloff and Frank Hagney. Director, 
Richard Thorpe. Released Aug. 1, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 

YELLOW CAMEO, THE. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Starring Allene Ray and Cyclone 
(dog). Director, Spencer G. Bennet. Released June 3, 1928. Length, 10 episodes. 



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